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A Surplus in Name Only

By at May 11, 2011 | 11:49 am | 1,045 Comments

A Surplus in Name Only

The “found money” is ours as a collective, not the slush fund for the political elites of both parties. It should be used to provide the broadest benefit to our Commonwealth and reflect the shared values of its citizens.

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PublicK NuisancE: Driving Home a Point

By at May 10, 2011 | 10:35 am | 1 Comments

PublicK NuisancE: Driving Home a Point

RTC’s PublicK Nuisance hit the road and would have hit another driver if it was not against the law. That driver would have been oblivious to injury though, because he was more concerned about talking on his cell phone than driving a car.

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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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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 5, 2011 | 9:38 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; no go on bin Laden’s photo. President Obama has decided it is in the best interest of America and American’s not to release the most talked about picture on the planet. Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection reverses course, was it pressure or common sense? And, RTC’s Eric Epstein will talk about all those freebies some lawmakers in Pennsylvania recently pocketed. You can hear and join the conversation on 580 talk radio starting at 4:00 pm. (EST)

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Top Ten Reasons Not To Tax Marcellus Shale

By at May 2, 2011 | 9:51 am | 933 Comments

Top Ten Reasons Not To Tax Marcellus Shale

RTC’s Eric Epstein with a fresh top ten list. Epstein sizes up all the “below the radar” reasons why we should not tax the Marcellus.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 2, 2011 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; nearly ten years after Osama Bin Laden pulled off the 9-11 attack — American forces delivered justice. Bin Laden was shot and killed earlier today in his Pakastani hideout. RTC’s Eric Epstein delivers another top ten — this time Eric sizes up all the best reasons not to tax the Marcellus, and Democracy Rising Tim Pott’s follows up on a Pennsylvania judge that is breaking the law.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 29, 2011 | 12:18 pm | 98 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this Edition of Rock The Capital Minute, a joint RTC-Democracy Rising story into judges in Pennsylvania serving past their time, PublicK NuisancE returns with a story you should not miss, and Scott Paterno’s piece on Marcellus Fever is spreading like wildfire.

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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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Marcellus Fever

By at April 28, 2011 | 2:05 pm | 983 Comments

Marcellus Fever

A civil society requires a certain level of respect for order and discourse. There are properand acceptable channels for protest and comment. And yesterday’s antics of shouting down a meeting or crawling under a table and then calling a political adversary a “prostitute” is beyond the pale

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