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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 17, 2011 | 8:36 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Scott Paterno returns with a fresh installment of Notes & Asides. Paterno’s smile is a bit wider without the Donald. Republicans and Democrats in lock-step unison in Pennsylvania, and TEPCO sticks to its plan to bring the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under control.

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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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U.S. Needs a Miracle before Midnight

By at April 8, 2011 | 10:02 am | 2 Comments

U.S. Needs a Miracle before Midnight

A shutdown will harm hundreds of thousand of workers who will have to go without paychecks and rip a new hole in America’s shaky economy. That should provide enough of a catalyst to get moving, and get a deal. Lawmakers need turn this DTGIF (Don’t Thank God its Friday), around before the midnight hour.

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March Madness Turns to April Ridiculousness in Washington

By at April 7, 2011 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

March Madness Turns to April Ridiculousness in Washington

One look at the high political drama playing out at the Nation’s Capitol and you can forget about love is in the air and spring is everywhere, especially if you plan to visit a national park or wind your way through Washington’s Cherry Blossoms and take in the annual parade; that and more hangs in the balance of a budget impasse.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 7, 2011 | 10:02 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this Edition of Rock The Capital Minute, another day of finger pointing in Washington over a proposed spending plan, with a Friday deadline the possibility of a shutdown is becoming a distinct possibility. In Japan, bodies are decomposing and if they are not recovered soon authorities won’t have any way to identify the people, and In Pennsylvania accountability and ethics in the legislature making a comeback?

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 10, 2011 | 11:25 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital, Republicans in Wisconsin take a different strategy to pass legislation that abolishes collective bargaining — even in the absence of Democrats. DEP’s credibility is again on the line over numbers that don’t add up in the Marcellus.

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Pennsylvania’s School Voucher bill moves Forward

By at March 1, 2011 | 2:59 pm | 24 Comments

Pennsylvania’s School Voucher bill moves Forward

Pennsylvania’s proposed school voucher measure is moving forward as it cleared an initial. The Senate Education Committee approved the measure that more than assures that it will come up for a full vote this spring.

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Fumbled on the Patriot Line

By at February 9, 2011 | 11:07 am | 1 Comments

Fumbled on the Patriot Line

U.S. House Republicans have fumbled the Patriot Act. We have not heard this much “can you believe it,” since Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers folded like a 50 cent pack of playing cards at a yard sale.

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Getting back on track in Pennsylvania’s House

By at February 1, 2011 | 12:02 pm | 1 Comments

Getting back on track in Pennsylvania’s House

Common has prevailed, now lets see if sense continues to follow in Pennsylvania’s House. Lawmakers returned to conducting the business of the people in a civil way as they pushed forward several measures of reform including one that bans legislators from creating nonprofits that receive state money. However, as Rock The Capital’s Eric Zager observes the Elephant is still standing in the room.

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The storm is over, but anger lingers in Pennsylvania’s House

By at January 28, 2011 | 6:30 pm | 94 Comments

The storm is over, but anger lingers in Pennsylvania’s House

The head of Pennsylvania’s Democratic Committee says the Republican House Majority Leader has brought shame to the state. For the second time in the last few days, Jim Burn called on Representative Mike Turzai to resign from his leadership position. That following a shouting match in a meeting, in which some Democrats stormed out of.

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