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A jubilant Postmortem

By at November 4, 2010 | 12:04 pm | 0 Comment

A jubilant Postmortem

In the wake, of yet another “historic” election the tendency over the next few weeks will be for pundits of all stripes to breakdown why what happened, happened, what it means, and who gets the laurels and the thorns. And frankly, I am no different. Elections tell us things about our society on a macro […]

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Newt Gingrich on the stump and in the water

By at October 26, 2010 | 3:23 pm | 85 Comments

Newt Gingrich on the stump and in the water

Newt Gingrich, the former republican speaker of the U.S. House, stopped off in Harrisburg this afternoon to lend support to David Argall’s bid for the U.S. House seat occupied by Tim Holden. Argall, a long time Pennsylvania Senator is trailing incumbent Democrat Holden by double digits in the 17th District. “Whenever you are an underdog […]

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Questionable ethics in the air and on the ground

By at October 22, 2010 | 3:51 pm | 2 Comments

Questionable ethics in the air and on the ground

The way Republicans have sized up the race — it’s their best shot in years – – to return the 116th District back to the red zone. Democratic House Majority Leader Todd Eachus (pictured to the left) has occupied the seat since 1996, and he made one of those kinds of gaffes that can put an incumbent […]

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When no response can save Lives

By at October 19, 2010 | 4:45 pm | 1,239 Comments

  When firefighters arrived at 625 Forrest Street in Harrisburg, they could do little more than prevent the fire from spreading beyond several row homes on Monday night.  By the time, they made entry, a handful of people were near death, among them four young children: Later, all were pronounced dead at local hospitals: Making it among the deadliest fires […]

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The elves are hard at work

By at October 15, 2010 | 10:08 am | 0 Comment

Senate staffers are hard at work fitting the jigsaw pieces together, otherwise known as the Marcellus gas tax. The senate took no action on Thursday, its last scheduled day to meet during the 2010 session. So they mystery is still, well a mystery. Does the senate return to dig something out in overtime, or will […]

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No place to go but home for a proposed shale gas tax.

By at October 12, 2010 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

Senate Republicans characterized an hour-long meeting with Governor Ed Rendell as “engaging,” but say they are no closer to ironing out a compromise that would tax drillers for extracting shale gas from the Marcellus. Rendell offered new proposals on Tuesday (RTC is awaiting details) that differ from the severance bill passed out of the Democratic […]

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Knocking on a gas tax

By at September 30, 2010 | 2:35 pm | 1 Comments

Rancor has barely subsided over the House’s rammed through tax (SB 1155) on natural gas. Representative Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) stood in lock-step with most House Republicans in a failed attempt to stop the tax bill dead in its tracks. “There is no excuse for the manner in which the House Democrat leadership crammed this legislation […]

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House gears up to vote on Gas Tax

By at September 29, 2010 | 2:51 pm | 1 Comments

House lawmakers are ready to vote Today on a gas tax – after a marathon debate, and  favorable vote on an amendment last night. The amendment sets aside $70 million dollars in gas tax revenue for the general fund, the next $5 million goes for training. Once it reaches the $75 million threshold, municipalities, and environmental protection gets to divide up […]

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A Natural Gas Tax is nearly in the Pipeline, but for how long?

By at September 27, 2010 | 8:19 pm | 0 Comment

At this hour, (4:45 pm) the House is debating a severance tax. If the House approves the Democratic sponsored severance bill, it will open the door to tax energy companies. At 39 cents per thousand cubic foot to start – it would become the most expensive tax in the nation for drillers working from Pennsylvania’s […]

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