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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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Setting fire to a Revolution

By at February 11, 2011 | 11:27 am | 111 Comments

Setting fire to a Revolution

History is rarely made according to schedule. On a few occasions – the 1997 handing over of Hong Kong to the Chinese, for example, we knew what was going to happen and we knew that it would be meaningful. But for the most part, it is the seemingly smallest of things that set enormous events in motion.

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Governor Corbett has a name in mind for Pennsylvania’s next Secretary of Aging

By at February 3, 2011 | 12:51 pm | 53 Comments

Governor Corbett has a name in mind for Pennsylvania’s next Secretary of Aging

Governor Tom Corbett has selected Brian Duke to fill the roll of Secretary of Aging. In Duke, Corbett believes Pennsylvanian’s have a person that can help shape better policy on all levels. Duke seems to come with a world of experience.

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Why Job Growth Remains Sluggish when Corporations are Recording Record Profits

By at December 12, 2010 | 12:00 pm | 242 Comments

Why Job Growth Remains Sluggish when Corporations are Recording Record Profits

How is that corporate America just reported all-time record quarterly profits and yet job growth continues to crawl?

The answer is not as mysterious as one may think. If you hear the opinions of most employers and small and mid-sized employer groups, the problem comes down to uncertainty.

Any reasonable employer is only willing to move forward with job expansion when there is a reasonably predictable view of what the future holds in terms of economic conditions, benefit costs and the predictability of likely changes in tax regulations and government incentives.

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