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Paying for the Pain

By at May 13, 2011 | 11:17 am | 4 Comments

Paying for the Pain

It appears that it will take much longer for TEPCO to bring the plant under control by early next year, with the discovery of a heavily damaged reactor, which is beyond the scope of what the company imagined.

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Governor Corbett’s Country Club Budget

By at March 9, 2011 | 5:23 pm | 1,612 Comments

Governor Corbett’s Country Club Budget

As we still pour over Governor Corbett’s budget, one thing sticks out, and that is the governor’s call for shared burden. However, the closer one looks at the proposed spending plan, and the more clear it becomes that not everyone will share the pain, and that includes some of Pennsylvania’s largest industries.

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Land Deals Show Wall Street Bilking of Investors Goes on Unabated

By at March 7, 2011 | 1:34 pm | 2 Comments

Land Deals Show Wall Street Bilking of Investors Goes on Unabated

Wall Street is up to its old tricks selling garbage investments for big money, and as Rock The Capital’s Philip Gimson observes; investors keep falling for the same old bad deals packaged up as pieces of gold.

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Wanted: U.S.A for Education Vouchers

By at February 16, 2011 | 9:08 am | 63 Comments

Wanted: U.S.A for Education Vouchers

Pennsylvania’s Senate will begin debating a school choice bill today, on the surface it looks good, but dig deeper and as Tim Potts found its problematic. However, Potts has found an easy fix.

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Marcellus is taking its toll on some Pennsylvania Communities

By at January 27, 2011 | 2:24 pm | 3 Comments

Marcellus is taking its toll on some Pennsylvania Communities

The Marcellus Shale has opened up lots of new opportunities for cities and towns across Pennsylvania, but its also creating new financial burdens. The industry is putting new, unfunded, financial burdens on services ranging from roads to human services. The Senate is exploring ways for drillers to pay for it in lieu of a severance tax. Governor Tom Corbett vows not to support one, so how will cash strapped municipalities pay for maintenance and much more.

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Is School Choice the right formula for Pennsylvania

By at January 14, 2011 | 10:28 am | 640 Comments

Is School Choice the right formula for Pennsylvania

Rock The Capital Education Reporter Jan Chaplick looks at both ends of SB1 — a proposed bill to enhance school choice. There are strong feelings that it will give disadvantaged kids a quality education, but opponents say that’s flawed thinking.

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