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Nuclear Bailouts Will Increase Your Electricity Bills. Take Action Today

By at April 16, 2019 | 11:21 am | 0 Comment

At least half a billion dollars in higher electricity bills EVERY YEAR. That’s the price tag of House Bill 11, the nuclear bailout bill, introduced in March. This bailout would significantly increase consumer electricity prices, eliminate consumer choice and fundamentally change the way Pennsylvania’s competitive energy markets operate. Sign up to send this petition to […]

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DiSanto: Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act – Disqualification and Forfeiture of Benefits, Restitution for Monetary Loss, and Repealing Retroactivity Provision

By at April 8, 2019 | 12:02 pm | 0 Comment

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Retreat From Timely Cleanup: Exelon Generation Files TMI Unit 1 Decommissioning Report With NRC

By at April 8, 2019 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

“Exelon is retreating from a timely cleanup of TMI-1, and this announcement means the damaged reactor – TM-2 – will not be cleaned up until almost 100 years after the meltdown.”   “Exelon has made a decision to abandon the community, cut staffing and not use a highly trained workforce to clean up TMI-1 and […]

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Jeff Bryant on $1 Billion Wasted by DeVos and Department of Education on Charter Schools

By at April 8, 2019 | 11:40 am | 0 Comment

April 4, 2019AUTHOR: Jeff Bryant, Writing Fellow and Chief Correspondent for Our Schools, a project of the Independent Media InstituteLOCATION: Chapel Hill, NCAUTHOR CONTACT: (919) 260-1083, jeffb.cdm@mindspring.com, @jeffbcdmSUMMARY OF REPORT AND IMPACT:New Report Coauthored by Our Schools Chief Correspondent Jeff Bryant Highlighted in Congressional Hearing on $1 Billion Wasted in Federal Charter School Grant ProgramA […]

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PCN: Three Mile Island: Looking Back

By at March 19, 2019 | 4:59 pm | 0 Comment

PCN’s special series, “TMI Accident: 40 Years Later,” includes first-hand accounts from activists, journalists, industry officials, politicians and local residents. In one-on-one interviews, our guests shared their unique perspectives on the accident and the plant. In this series, I aimed to give people a thorough understanding about what happened beyond the timeline and about the […]

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Draft recommendations for Route 39/743 Corridor Study

By at February 18, 2019 | 1:58 pm | 0 Comment

View: Draft Recommendation View: Draft Recommendation Presentation

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ADVISORY – TRESCKOW – WEDNESDAY – DEP to Host Public Information Session on the Final Stages to Extinguish Jeansville Mine Fire on January 30, 2019

By at January 28, 2019 | 2:12 pm | 0 Comment

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Dept. of Environmental Protection Commonwealth News Bureau Room 308, Main Capitol Building Harrisburg PA., 17120 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/24/2019 CONTACT: Colleen Connolly, DEP 570-826-2035 ADVISORY – TRESCKOW – WEDNESDAY – DEP to Host Public Information Session on the Final Stages to Extinguish Jeansville Mine Fire on January 30, 2019 The Pennsylvania Department […]

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Freshman Guide To Reform

By at November 26, 2018 | 2:24 pm | 0 Comment

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Re: CalSTRS to cut assumed rate of return to 7%

By at February 7, 2017 | 6:13 pm | 0 Comment

by Richard Dreyfuss CalSTRS – the California counterpart to PSERS is lowering their annual assumed investment rate-of-return from 7.5% to 7%.  CalSTRS has about 4X the assets under management compared to PSERS. Note the observation that using 7.25%, the California consultant concluded the plan had a less than 50% chance of meeting that expectation. Here […]

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Vote No on the Judicial Ballot Question

By at October 3, 2016 | 9:31 pm | 0 Comment

“Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to require that justices of the Supreme Court, judges, and magisterial district judges be retried on the last day of the calendar year in which they attain the age of 75 years?” I’m voting No. It’s hard to see how this change serves the public interest. However, there are […]

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