U.S. fracking production crashes, but incoming PA Gov. Wolf still hopes to raise big revenue from Marcellus shale
Pennsylvania budget and policymakers, including incoming Governor Tom Wolf, still hold out the hope of raising upwards of $1 billion a year in taxes from Marcellus shale fracking.
But the fracking industry they hope to tax soon may be shut… Read the rest[...read more]
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Eric Epstein wants to know how much of a financial reserve the state Legislature has squirreled away, and he wants the answer by the end of this month.
The coordinator of Rock the Capital,… Read the rest[...read more]
HarperCollins says it’s sorry. It says it regrets not including Israel on a map of the Middle East in an atlas it published and distributed in the Middle East. It says all remaining copies of the atlas will be pulped.… Read the rest[...read more]
In recent years, Pennsylvania citizens have witnessed a sad parade of scandals and lapses of judgment by public officials. During this period the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission has delayed the release of the Legislature’s Annual
Gas prices have plunged to the low $2 range—except in Pennsylvania.
In Pennsylvania, the prices at the pump are in the mid-$2 range.
That’s because Gov. Tom Corbett and the legislature imposed a 28-cent per gallon surcharge tax. Until 2019,… Read the rest[...read more]
It’s time to look pragmatically at Harrisburg’s flawed state bailout, and pull the plug on the pieces that aren’t working, like the insider parking deal.
The City of Harrisburg is insolvent. In fact, its yearly operating budget is millions of… Read the rest[...read more]
Coal: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Candy: Law enforcement for the capture of Eric Frein.
Candy: Tom Wolf for proposing middle-class tax cuts.
Coal: Public officials for sending and storing pornographic e-mails.
Candy: Attorney General Kane for investigating pornographic e-mails.… Read the rest[...read more]
She quietly walked into the classroom and stood there, just inside the door, against a wall.
The professor, his back to her, continued his lecture, unaware of her presence until his students’ eyes began focusing upon her rather than him.… Read the rest[...read more]
For the first time since high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as nonconventional fracking, was developed, more Americans oppose it than support it.
According to a national survey conducted by the independent non-partisan Pew Research Center, 47 percent of… Read the rest[...read more]