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Reductions everywhere but at the top in Pennsylvania

By at February 28, 2011 | 4:00 pm | 61 Comments

Reductions everywhere but at the top in Pennsylvania

Governor Corbett is sizing up all areas of government to close Pennsylvania’s estimated $5 billion dollar, except Corbett’s top staffers. They are taking home bigger salaries than their counterparts in the previous administration.

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Forget Charlie Sheen, Glen Beck is Mel Gibson

By at February 28, 2011 | 2:36 pm | 171 Comments

Forget Charlie Sheen, Glen Beck is Mel Gibson

Charlie Sheen’s rants have covered over Fox Commentator Glen Beck’s meltdown on TV — comparing rabbis to radical Islamists. As RTC’s Eric Epstein discovered, Glen Beck is better suited to play Mel Gibson — sorry Charlie!

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PACS be careful of whom you harass, it might cost more than a Donation

By at January 28, 2011 | 1:38 pm | 1,816 Comments

PACS be careful of whom you harass, it might cost more than a Donation

Its not business as usual for Political Action Committee’s as they ramp up for the 2012 Presidential Election, or at least that is what they will lead one to believe. But all PACS are not equal, and some such as the Republican Majority Campaign are historically more interested in lining their own pockets than rearranging Congress.

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Senator Mellow is in no rush to talk

By at October 21, 2010 | 5:05 pm | 0 Comment

Mellow will retire at the end of the year, but there is another cloud hanging over the senator’s head. FBI agents and the IRS are taking a hard look at his business dealings. He spent more than $200,000 K of taxpayers money for him to rent his district office space from himself. Up until recently, Mellow owned a building that housed his district work space in Peckville.

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Sticking it in Tom Corbett’s Pocket

By at October 18, 2010 | 4:16 pm | 77 Comments

Tom Corbett’s (pictured to the right) campaign war-chest has topped 15 million dollars in his bid to become Pennsylvania’s next governor. If you take an invasive look at where some of those big dollars are coming from, it foreshadows what’s to come if the Republican, Corbett, gets his way at the ballot box. Some of Corbett’s biggest checks are […]

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Senator Mellow remains out of Touch

By at October 14, 2010 | 3:16 pm | 1 Comments

Pennsylvania’s longest serving senator (pictured to the right) is seemingly as mellow as can be about an ethics investigation in to his questionable relationship with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, which is a paid seat on the board of the insurance company. Not to mention his affiliation with Penseco Financial services, or the money he pocketed from renting out space for his district office; in […]

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Calling on Senator Mellow

By at October 7, 2010 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Embattled Pennsylvania Senator Robert Mellow is not returning calls to RocktheCapital. It has now been five days since RTC first attempted to talk to Mellow about an investigation in to his questionable relationship with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Mellow, is paid to sit on the board of the insurance company, as well as a […]

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Three days and Counting

By at October 5, 2010 | 11:42 am | 0 Comment

Three days and Counting

Neither embattled Senator Robert Mellow (pictured),or Ethics Committee Chairman, Senator Charles McIlhinney will talk about an investigation in to Senator Mellow’s questionable relationship with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Senate Ethics committee voted last week to “stay” its investigation – in other words put it off indefinitely. Mellow, the longest serving Senator in Pennsylvania, intends […]

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Silence speaks volumes about Senator Mellow

By at October 4, 2010 | 6:24 pm | 0 Comment

Still no word on what the Senate Ethics Committee will do with its investigation, into Senator Robert Mellow’s questionable behavior.

Mellow is paid handsomely to occupy a seat on the board of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Eric Epstein, the founder of this website, filed a lengthy complaint with the Ethics Board last Febuary — noting the inherent conflict of interest. Late last week, the Ethic’s Committee notified Epstein that it will “stay” its investigation pending the outcome of a federal inquiry.

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Mum on Senator Mellow

By at October 1, 2010 | 12:28 am | 1 Comments

Mum on Senator Mellow

The Pennsylvania Senate Committee on Ethics and Official Conduct has issued a stay in a complaint filed against Democratic Senator Robert Mellow. The complaint was brought by RocktheCapital in 2008 after it was discovered that Mellow was paid to serve on the board of an insurance company.

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