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FOX 29 Investigates: No Show Worker

By at May 7, 2013 | 2:08 pm | 0 Comment

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Pennsylvania Issues , Political , Watch Dog

Top Ten Pennsylvania Political Gifts in 2012

By at May 7, 2013 | 1:15 pm | 0 Comment

Top Ten Pennsylvania Political Gifts in 2012

1) Gov. Tom Corbett, (R), Governor of Pennsylvania: Governor Corbett and his wife are changing the way Harrisburg operates by accepting $18,500 in gratuities last year from special interests. The Governor and First Lady received a free trip to France valued at $10,856 for airfare, food and lodging. The White Knight accepted $550 worth of […]

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The Atomic States of America

By at March 5, 2013 | 1:24 pm | 0 Comment

The Atomic States of America

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT – ONE NIGHT ONLY 6PM, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Midtown Cinema, 250 Riley Street, Harrisburg Tickets – $10.00 – price includes wine and cheese reception before film and Q&A with the film’s directors following the movie. Proceeds benefit Three Mile Island Alert For tickets: Call Kay Pickering at 717-233-7897 Purchase online at www.TMIA.com […]

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Make honest pension reform a priority in Pa.

By at February 21, 2013 | 4:17 pm | 0 Comment

By Richard C. Dreyfuss As Gov. Corbett’s fiscal year 2013-14 state budget proposal is finalized, the familiar challenge of balancing finite resources against ever-increasing spending requests begins. This year, expect debates over special initiatives ranging from liquor privatization to transportation funding. But there is one recurring and unresolved challenge that only seems to become worse […]

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Political , Watch Dog

Corbett’s Pension Payout May Exceed Combined Total of Governors Ridge, Schweiker & Rendell

By at February 4, 2013 | 3:23 pm | 0 Comment

Corbett’s Pension Payout May Exceed Combined Total of Governors Ridge, Schweiker & Rendell

February 4, 2013 (Harrisburg, PA) – Tom Corbett marched into the Governor’s Mansion on a reform platform that remains truncated. Mr. Corbett has pledge to reform pensions. He has postured and tucked away pay raises for future consideration, but has never pledged not to take the pension jack. Mr. Corbett pledged not to take to […]

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TMIA’s February 2013 Newsletter

By at January 30, 2013 | 5:24 pm | 0 Comment

This issue’s articles include: TMIA Advocates Revision of Evacuation Plans NRC Suspends Decisions on Licensing New Reactor at Susquehanna on Hold Susquehanna Units Log Frequent Outages PPL Rates Climb $71 Million on 1/1/13 NRC Gets New Chairwoman Retiring Exelon CEO Says New Nukes Not Viable Around the Nation TMIA Friend John Hanger Seeks to Replace […]

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Judge’s Finger Rests on Sunshine Switch

By at January 25, 2013 | 1:10 pm | 0 Comment

Judge’s Finger Rests on Sunshine Switch

A Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, judge may soon have a say in whether citizens have a right to know what decisions are made when their elected officials gather to make them. Currently, some gatherings of elected officials can claim protection from the states Right to Know Law. Last July, a Bloomsburg-based author asked the PA State […]

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Kimmett Suit Against Corbett Resaiggned and Delayed Again

By at January 18, 2013 | 2:19 pm | 0 Comment

United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania Notice of Electronic Filing The following transaction was entered on 1/17/2013 at 3:05 PM EST and filed on 1/17/2013 Case Name: Kimmett v. Corbett et al Case Number: 4:08-cv-01496-MWB Filer: Document Number: No document attached Docket Text: VERBAL ORDER – Case Reassigned to Honorable Matthew W. Brann. […]

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Pension Pay Out for Local Pols and Defeated Pay Jackers

By at December 14, 2012 | 10:24 am | 0 Comment

Pension Pay Out for Local Pols and Defeated  Pay Jackers

All Supported 2001 Pension Boost (Harrisburg, Pa) – Rock the Capital released data obtained from Right to Know responses from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania Senate and the State Employees’ Retirement System relating to the wages and pensions for former-Dauphin County legislators Rep. Ronald Buxton (D) and Sen. Jeffrey Piccola(R), and long-serving but […]

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Not-so-Happy Anniversary: 20 Years of NRC Inaction

By at November 28, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Not-so-Happy Anniversary: 20 Years of NRC Inaction

Twenty years ago today, Don Prevatte and I submitted a report under 10 CFR Part 21 to the NRC regarding a substantial safety hazard at nearly three dozen nuclear power plants. Twenty years later, that substantial safety hazard still afflicts nearly three dozen nuclear power plants (slightly less now, because the Unit 1 reactor at […]

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