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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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How does Pennsylvania want to Burn its Tobacco Money

By at April 25, 2011 | 11:37 am | 436 Comments

How does Pennsylvania want to Burn its Tobacco Money

Auditor General Wagner is, in a word, aghast, that Governor Corbett pulled the plug on AdultBasic health care insurance earlier this year.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 25, 2011 | 9:34 am | 887 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Terry Burger has been sizing up proposed cuts to education through a historical lens. Eric Epstein delivers his latest Top Ten list. New and creative ways to cut the budget always welcome, and Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner takes his show on the road to talk about what Governor Corbett is doing with tobacco settlement money.

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Exploring a Political Future by Email

By at April 6, 2011 | 2:14 pm | 0 Comment

Exploring a Political Future by Email

State Representative Eugene DePasquale does not have a lot of time on his hands, which is why he announced through an email on Tuesday that he is considering a run to become Pennsylvania’s Auditor General.

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Public Schools not “too big to fail”

By at April 6, 2011 | 12:39 pm | 43 Comments

Public Schools not “too big to fail”

Teachers, we are told, are to blame for our schools’ abysmal performance, and their unions are the scourge of our wallets. The proper course, according to Good King Corbett, is “school choice.” Take the money from the public schools and give it to commercial enterprises, which promise to, lead us from the darkness of illiteracy to the sunshine of epitomous knowledge.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 6, 2011 | 9:41 am | 1,023 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; a much needed outcome in Japan, as workers find and plug a massive radiation leak. That while engineers use a strategy to prevent another hydrogen explosion at Fukushima Dai-ichi. In Pennsylvania, a familiar name is sizing up a run for Auditor General, and without a compromise in Washington, its lights off and doors locked.

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Just don’t Call it a Marcellus Severance Tax

By at March 24, 2011 | 1:29 pm | 1 Comments

Just don’t Call it a Marcellus Severance Tax

Governor Tom Corbett is not using the words severance tax — two words that are seemingly taboo for Corbett when talking about Marcellus Shale, but Corbett seems to have softened his hard-line opposition to taxing the industry.

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Budget Pain: Not for Lawmakers, Corbett Staff

By at March 4, 2011 | 7:39 am | 5 Comments

Budget Pain: Not for Lawmakers, Corbett Staff

Tim Potts has a legislative round-up that covers the end of adultBasic insurance, but finds lawmakers have their own doctor and taxpayers pick up all of his costs including insurance. Potts wonders why it is okay in Pennsylvania for lawmakers to keep accepting gifts. Can you hear me now Senate Pro Tempore Scarnati.

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Up in Smoke

By at March 3, 2011 | 5:08 pm | 0 Comment

Up in Smoke

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner says the state is squandering the settlement money it has received from the tobacco settlement. Wagner says the state has a duty to use additional money for its intended purpose, primarily healthcare.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 3, 2011 | 4:35 pm | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this episode of RTC Minute, Eric Epstein asks is Fred Phelps, the leader of the Westboro church God. Scott Paterno wants to know why the US Attorney General is so fixated on the issue of race, and some water companies in Pennsylvania are going to start testing water for radiation.

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