Political

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 […]

[...read more]

Uncategorized

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

[...read more]

Uncategorized

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 […]

[...read more]

Uncategorized

Freshman Guide To Reform

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

Open PDF

[...read more]

Uncategorized

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 […]

[...read more]

Uncategorized

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 […]

[...read more]

Featured , Political

Barbara Hafer’s pension pay out based on RTK Requests, (2012)

By at July 28, 2016 | 12:23 pm | 0 Comment

Gross monthly annuity: $4,035.29 Please note that as of the date of the receipt of the SERS data, there was no record of a lump sum withdrawal. Download Excel spreadsheet

[...read more]

Featured , Political

Richard Nixon: The Last Liberal President?

By at July 28, 2016 | 12:06 pm | 74 Comments

Richard Nixon: The Last Liberal President?

It’s been forty years since Richard Nixon’s obsession with Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers backfired and led to the 1971 landmark First Amendment Decision, i.e., New York Times v. United States. The ruling made it possible for newspapers to publish the then-classified Pentagon Papers without risk of government sanction. For a man “kicked around […]

[...read more]

Economy , Energy & Environment , Featured , Legal , Political , ,

Part 1: The Taxpayer Chain Gang

By at June 20, 2016 | 7:19 am | 0 Comment

by Jeff Coleman and Eric J. Epstein An old and misguided political adage claimed that Democrats built schools and Republicans built prisons.  It’s simply not true, and the reality is much more complex. It would be far more accurate to say that society creates conditions for failing schools and thriving prisons, while taxpayers underwrite abysmal […]

[...read more]

Featured , Political

DEP Reaches Natural Resource Damage Settlement with Talen Generation, LLC for 2005 Martins Creek Ash Spill

By at May 6, 2016 | 11:35 am | 0 Comment

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Dept. of Environmental Protection Commonwealth News Bureau Room 308, Main Capitol Building Harrisburg PA., 17120 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/4/2016 CONTACT: Colleen Connolly, DEP 570-826-2035 DEP Reaches Natural Resource Damage Settlement with Talen Generation, LLC for 2005 Martins Creek Ash Spill The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Fish and […]

[...read more]

Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political , Watch Dog