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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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Top Ten Reasons Bin Laden is Alive

By at May 9, 2011 | 9:45 am | 60 Comments

Top Ten Reasons Bin Laden is Alive

RTC’s Eric Epstein working well past his bedtime to assemble the latest Top Ten List. Epstein has verified the most plausible explanations for why Osama Bin Laden is still alive.

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Chilling Free Speech

By at April 27, 2011 | 12:59 pm | 1,135 Comments

Chilling Free Speech

magine the following scenario.

The Governor of a large industrial state – one that allows anonymous coordinated campaign contributions – is widely regarded as being an “enemy” of unions. That Governor, who benefitted from millions of dollars of these types of expenditures from corporate donors, decides that he wants to know what the unions actually spent, so he asks for a bill that would require disclosure.

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Stacking the Deck on the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

By at April 27, 2011 | 12:00 pm | 115 Comments

Stacking the Deck on the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

Tom Corbett has given environmentalists more openings than they will ever need to question the legitimacy of decisions or policies adopted by the governor’s newly created Marcellus Advisory Commission

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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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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 19, 2011 | 10:17 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

n this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; head to Texas to learn why Pennsylvania’s governor has no interest in taxing the gas drilling industry. RTC’s Scott Paterno is adding up the dollars,cents, and sense — and says some entitlements will bankrupt America. In Japan, perhaps some real progress on the way, but every step at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is fraught with obstacles and peril.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 29, 2011 | 9:49 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; a grim discovery at the Fukushima nuclear power plant: plutonium is turning up in the soil. That is another strong indicator that the plant has experienced at least a partial melt down of fuel rods. In Pennsylvania and a handful of other states growing concerns that Japan’s nuclear crisis could spill over. Conclusive tests show Iodine 131 in some of Pennsylvania’s waterways. Its a byproduct of rain and nuclear specialists say the level is well below the acceptable rate. Auditor General Jack Wagner wants to hold hearings on what to do with tobacco settlement money. It has always been earmarked for health care, but now Governor Corbett wants to shift how the state spends that cash.

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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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Put Down the Bottle and Celebrate World Water Day

By at March 22, 2011 | 11:03 am | 34 Comments

Put Down the Bottle and Celebrate World Water Day

Today is World Water Day — a day the United Nations wants people to think about water and ways to preserve it. A group in Maryland will observe it with a protest over bottled water.

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