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More Than a Once Over for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

By at May 16, 2011 | 2:37 pm | 3 Comments

More Than a Once Over for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

On any given day its the sort of talk about governmental policies or lack of oversight that could make news in the bite of a Philadelphia Cheesesteak sandwich.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Constitutional Review Commission is back in action…

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 16, 2011 | 10:43 am | 848 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; one of the world’s leading authorities on nuclear power says plants in the U.S. are not safe to operate. RTC’s Eric Epstein will testify before the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Review Commission, and Epstein returns with his almost world famous top ten list. This week he settles on helping royalty select a best vacation spot in the U.S.

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Superior Court Judge Serving Illegally?

By at May 2, 2011 | 10:08 am | 95 Comments

Superior Court Judge Serving Illegally?

Does eight or ten years strike anyone as “temporary judicial service”? What’s the practical difference between a judge elected for a permanent ten-year term and a judge appointed for a temporary ten-year term? But the most important point is this: A judge who serves for ten years should be elected, not appointed.

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Chilling Free Speech

By at April 27, 2011 | 12:59 pm | 1,135 Comments

Chilling Free Speech

magine the following scenario.

The Governor of a large industrial state – one that allows anonymous coordinated campaign contributions – is widely regarded as being an “enemy” of unions. That Governor, who benefitted from millions of dollars of these types of expenditures from corporate donors, decides that he wants to know what the unions actually spent, so he asks for a bill that would require disclosure.

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At Last, a Lawmaker Willing to let the People Decide

By at March 25, 2011 | 9:22 am | 0 Comment

At Last, a Lawmaker Willing to let the People Decide

Now for the first time, Rep. Scott Conklin has introduced a bill, House Bill 763 , that incorporates what we believe to be the essential elements of a referendum this fall. Click on the bill number above for a list of those lawmakers who have co-sponsored Conklin‘s bill.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 16, 2011 | 10:43 am | 1,102 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; the nuclear crisis in Japan is deepening. A fire and rising levels of radiation, at one point forced what workers remained at the Fukushima nuclear plant to evacuate. Business as usual in Harrisburg as Governor Corbett appoints friend and associated Roger Nutt to Chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Nutt is father to Corbett’s campaign manager. And RTC’s Eric Epstein and Democracy Rising’s Tim Potts testify before a constitutional subcommittee.

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Is there enough Resolve to hold a Constitutional Convention in Pennsylvania?

By at January 24, 2011 | 5:20 pm | 0 Comment

Is there enough Resolve to hold a Constitutional Convention in Pennsylvania?

The latest push to hold a Constitutional Convention in Pennsylvania is on as Representative Scott Conklin unveiled his proposed measure for a referendum. Conklin received plenty of help in drafting the measure from Rock The Capital’s Eric Epstein and Democracy Rising’s Tim Potts

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