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Pennsylvania Legislators Shoot Down Pigeons—Again

By at December 17, 2011 | 11:48 am | 3 Comments

Pennsylvania Legislators Shoot Down Pigeons—Again

If the first year gross anatomy class at the Penn State Hershey medical school needs spare body parts to study, they can visit the cloak room of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. That’s where most of the legislators left their spines. The House voted 124–69, Dec. 13, to send an animal welfare bill back to […]

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Top Ten Pennsylvania Legislative Lobbying Gifts

By at May 23, 2011 | 8:13 am | 5 Comments

Top Ten Pennsylvania Legislative Lobbying Gifts

Eric Epstein has been following the trail of money for this week’s Top Ten, and well it includes everything but a new kitchen sink.

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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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Searching for Statesmen, Fire in the Pennsylvania Senate

By at March 31, 2011 | 3:42 pm | 45 Comments

Searching for Statesmen, Fire in the Pennsylvania Senate

In this edition of Searching for Statesmen the importance of fire sprinklers and the fight in Pennsylvania’s legislature to repeal a new mandatory law requiring all new construction of single and double family homes come equipped with sprinklers. Host Mark Singel explores why the Sprinkler Law (H.B. 377) is so important. Singel a former Lt. Governor is urging everyone to reach out to their Senators and urge them not to repeal H.B. 377 — mandatory sprinklers could save as many as 200 lives a year in Pennsylvania.

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Corbett Wams PA Again

By at March 14, 2011 | 10:24 am | 1 Comments

Corbett Wams PA Again

Tim Pott’s has been sorting out Pennsylvania’s WAMS and the legislature’s almost $190 million dollar surplus. Pott’s simply can not reconcile either one. On one hand, Governor Corbett in public says no to the pork stuffed Wams, but then in private puts his signature to the request. And, why is Corbett not doing more to implore the legislature to give up its whopping surplus to help balance the budget?

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Letter to RTC Editor

By at March 11, 2011 | 2:11 pm | 1 Comments

Letter to RTC Editor

Gerald Kelley writes to RTC wanting to know why if everyone has to share in the burden of patching up Pennsylvania’s financial mess why is the legislature or the governor’s staff taking rollbacks on wages and paying more for benefits.

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Corbett Budget Adds $2.4 Billion in State Spending

By at March 9, 2011 | 10:34 am | 1,403 Comments

Corbett Budget Adds $2.4 Billion in State Spending

Tim Potts has been pouring through the numbers and even he had to admit he almost fell off the chair when he came across $2.4 billion– that is actually the increase Corbett wants for his spending plan. How can that be? Read the rest of the story.

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The Best Kept Secret in Pennsylvania

By at March 7, 2011 | 3:57 pm | 0 Comment

The Best Kept Secret in Pennsylvania

Governor Corbett unveils his proposed spending plan on Tuesday. The executive director of Common Cause says his great hope is that administration will make sensible decisions about essential services that the state can not afford to lose.

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Dissecting Pennsylvania’s Legislature

By at February 21, 2011 | 12:29 pm | 0 Comment

Dissecting Pennsylvania’s Legislature

Pennsylvania Lawmakers will soon start sizing up the assembly in a thought that has long since gone out of style. Noted author and professor, Alan Rosenthal says its one step legislatures can take to start improving efficiency, perhaps a more civil discourse.

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A counter-punch from the Right

By at January 19, 2011 | 5:43 pm | 1 Comments

A counter-punch from the Right

When is the right time to demonstrate against a new administration’s policies? Rock The Captial’s Scott Paterno took exceptional notice of a piece that appeared in the Patriot News about the fact that during Tom Corbett’s inauguration he did not mention nearby demonstrators or his view(s) about fracking as well as passage of

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