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Top Ten Salaries for the Nation’s Governors

By at September 19, 2011 | 8:26 am | 2 Comments

Top Ten Salaries for the Nation’s Governors

10) Connecticut,  Maryland & Texas: $150,000.

9) Washington: $166,891.

8) Tennessee: $170,340.

7) Delaware: $171,000.

6) California: $173,987

National Range: $70,000 to $179,000.

5) Pennsylvania: $174,914.*

4) New Jersey & Virginia: $175,000.

3) Michigan: $177,000.

2) Illinois: $177,500.

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“If Disabled People are going to Die without Services, we’re going to do it Publicly.”

By at May 26, 2011 | 5:28 pm | 840 Comments

“If Disabled People are going to Die without Services, we’re going to do it Publicly.”

Yesterday 30 disabled citizens rolled into their capitol in Harrisburg, PA asking to meet with their governor Tom Corbett. They were ignored. In fact, they were worse than ignored. The Corbett squad saw fit to put 25 uniformed and undercover security people standing all around these citizens whose only crime was to ask their governor hear their concerns.

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Building on a Tax

By at May 25, 2011 | 7:50 pm | 737 Comments

Building on a Tax

Yet in 1901 the state legislature met in a building that looked, according to the man who had it built, “ugly.” This simply would not due. So – again, according to legend – the legislature sent a delegation to the power brokers in those three industries and gave them one of two choices: pony up the $13 Million (over $300 Million today) for the new building or we’ll levy a tax on you that we’ll never repeal. No tax was levied, so we must assume that they capitulated.

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Notes and Asides

By at May 17, 2011 | 6:20 pm | 7 Comments

Notes and Asides

love the unofficial holidays like election day – a holiday for those of us who work these issues year round, that is. For political operatives we election day is perhaps the one day you can’t get an elected official to meet, have lunch, or consider your issues; rather, they are trying to help compatriots get elected or keep their own gig. It never ceases to amaze me how hard even unopposed candidates want to appear, as if the hard work seeking the office will demonstrate willingness to do the same once in office – even with all evidence to the contrary in many cases.

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Chesapeake’s Jaw Dropping Fine

By at May 17, 2011 | 5:15 pm | 2 Comments

Chesapeake’s Jaw Dropping Fine

The Pennsylvania Department has ordered Chesapeake Energy to pay a $1 million dollar plus fine. The fine takes into account water wells contaminated in Bradford County and a fire in Washington County last February.
That represents the largest monetary fine issued by the DEP against a gas driller.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 13, 2011 | 10:11 am | 2 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Osama Bin Laden used computer disks to avoid being detected. In Japan, a plan is almost in place to start compensating thousands of people forced to evacuate their homes because of the nuclear disaster, and an off the beaten path to protest Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed massive cuts to education.

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“A little rebellion…”

By at May 12, 2011 | 1:11 pm | 59 Comments

“A little rebellion…”

At a time when increasing numbers of our people are out of work, when the cost of getting to work is on the rise, and when far too many of our young men and women take their Senior Trip to exotic places such as Iraq and Afghanistan at least partly because there is nothing for them to do by staying home …

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Pressure or Common Sense at Pennsylvania’s DEP

By at May 5, 2011 | 12:59 pm | 0 Comment

Pressure or Common Sense at Pennsylvania’s DEP

Is it political pressure, or common sense that once again prevails at Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection? The DEP is backpedaling on a policy change it made only a few short weeks ago that hamstrung inspectors in the Marcellus Shale and cast a jaundiced eye on DEP’s, then Acting Secretary, Michael Krancer. Krancer has since been appointed to the position.

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PublicK NuisancE: When Teapublicans Attack

By at April 29, 2011 | 8:04 am | 1,332 Comments

PublicK  NuisancE: When Teapublicans Attack

what I’d really like to see is something like, “First, don’t let the corporate greedheads who are sucking natural gas profits from our soil contaminate all our drinking water from Warren to West Chester.”

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A Sudden Burst of Marcellus Reality

By at April 28, 2011 | 3:22 pm | 67 Comments

A Sudden Burst of Marcellus Reality

Scarnati, has heard the screams and noted the reverberations of polls taken from a jaded public. How can Governor Corbett, with a straight face, tell Pennsylvanians they must share the burden of balancing Pennsylvania’s $4 to $5 billion dollar budget deficit, but the gas industry is free to make as many millions as they want — knowing, laughing, that the Governor has no interest in taxing the riches drillers are sucking out of the state.

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