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Time’s Up. No More Waiting For The Government We Want.

By at April 18, 2012 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

Time’s Up. No More Waiting For The Government We Want.

by Tim Potts Wouldn’t it be great if there were an organization that got political leaders to create the government most citizens want? I know. That’s supposed to happen now. But we all know it doesn’t. It’s what every candidate says he or she represents. But we all know they don’t. How do we know? […]

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More Than a Once Over for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

By at May 16, 2011 | 2:37 pm | 3 Comments

More Than a Once Over for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

On any given day its the sort of talk about governmental policies or lack of oversight that could make news in the bite of a Philadelphia Cheesesteak sandwich.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Constitutional Review Commission is back in action…

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Governor Corbett needs to learn from President Obama’s Mistakes

By at February 1, 2011 | 1:01 pm | 63 Comments

Governor Corbett needs to learn from President Obama’s Mistakes

Rock The Capital’s Scott Paterno has been comparing the early days of the Obama administration to Governor Corbett’s first few weeks in office and as Paterno has found there are striking similarities. Paterno is urging Corbett to learn from the president’s mistakes.

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An Open letter to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly

By at January 31, 2011 | 5:44 pm | 275 Comments

An Open letter to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly

Bill McIntyre, a longtime observer of Pennsylvania’s legislature penned an open letter to the general assembly following last Wednesday’s shouting match. McIntyre is all but imploring lawmakers to vote for a Constitutional Convention.

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Corbett’s Plan: This is Reform?

By at January 26, 2011 | 4:28 pm | 1 Comments

Corbett’s Plan: This is Reform?

Facing mounting criticism for appearing to brush off a campaign pledge to issue a “reform plan” his first week in office (a commercial said he would do it on “Day One”), Gov. Tom Corbett yesterday barely met his own deadline with a document that looks more like a campaign brochure than a carefully considered gubernatorial plan of action.

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Governor Corbett releases his road to Pennsylvania’s Rainbow of Reform

By at January 25, 2011 | 2:23 pm | 40 Comments

Governor Corbett releases his road to Pennsylvania’s Rainbow of Reform

Governor Tom Corbett has released his vision for the future. In other words, his roadmap on the way to reform, which includes cuts, lots of oversight, and reports. The centerpiece to it is a biennial budget process. The governor says if Pennsylvania put its budget on the table every two years the state could do a much better job with balancing it.

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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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Why now is not the time to expand Charter Schools in Pennsylvania

By at January 12, 2011 | 9:36 am | 2 Comments

Why now is not the time to expand Charter Schools in Pennsylvania

Rock The Capital’s Eric Epstein says now is definitely not the time to start expanding Pennsylvania’s charter and cyber-schools. Epstein laid out his rationale earlier this week before school board members in Dauphin County.

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A key place to find a mountain of cash in Pennsylvania

By at January 3, 2011 | 8:41 am | 2 Comments

A key place to find a mountain of cash in Pennsylvania

Rock The Capital’s Eric Epstein appearing on Lincoln Radio Journal talked about the money Pennsylvania is spending on prisons and prison reform. RTC’s Tom Dochat mapped out the amount of cash Pennsylvania wastes on the prison industry.

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Mining for reform in House letters

By at December 1, 2010 | 12:20 pm | 0 Comment

Mining for reform in House letters

Dwight Evans stripped of his leadership position two weeks ago as the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, is cozying up to HouseRepublicans. On the surface, it sure seems that way. Evans penned what at first glance is seemingly a syrupy letter to incoming Republican House Speaker Sam Smith, “congratulations to you on being named Speaker-designee and to the House […]

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