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Free thrills on Rock The Capital

By at November 30, 2010 | 5:23 pm | 2 Comments

Free thrills on Rock The Capital

Looking for something fun, a wee bit cerebral, and will take no more than a minute to get that sweet adrenaline pumping through your veins? Of course, — so head over to RocktheCapital.com and take our poll. They change frequently, so make it a habit, and think of it as a daily massage for the mind.

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Bear clear of the gas

By at November 19, 2010 | 3:16 pm | 1 Comments

Bear clear of the gas

As if hunters do not already have enough obstacles in their way to a trophy season, what with limited hunting days, amount of game they can legally take, and areas they can set their sites-on, which appears to, shrink from year to year; now they can add wells, as in gas, as in drilling, to the list of things to gnaw at before the kill. Bear season opens in […]

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Markosek steers his way to the House Appropriations Committee

By at November 18, 2010 | 2:02 pm | 0 Comment

Markosek steers his way to the House Appropriations Committee

If there is one subject Joe Markosek can consider himself an expert in, its transportation. Markosek has focused much of his attention on roads since first being elected to the House in 1982. It came as no surprise when he was tapped to become chairman of the House Transportation Committee. What has come as a surprise, and […]

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Last Call for Overhaul

By at November 17, 2010 | 12:35 pm | 2 Comments

Last Call for Overhaul

What do Utah and Pennsylvania have in common besides nuclear waste and overrated college football teams? State control of liquor sales. Utah is a theocracy where moral righteousness regarding liquor consumption ends during tax collection. Utah’s booze sales of $267 million last year were funneled through 44 state stores, 100 contract stores, and 600 employees. […]

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Pennsylvania’s Senate Ethics Committee has its own ethical lapse

By at November 17, 2010 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania’s Senate Ethics Committee has its own ethical lapse

Senator Robert Mellow is but weeks away from riding off in to the glorious sunset of retirement. Glorious as it is, at least on paper, as Pennsylvania’s longest serving Senator; he stands to receive a pension worth over $300,000 a year. However, there are troubling questions that go unanswered, a federal investigation, and now a renewed demand for […]

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PublicK NuisancE, Cuts-R-US

By at November 17, 2010 | 11:57 am | 65 Comments

PublicK NuisancE, Cuts-R-US

Working night and day and weekends too, the crack researchers at rockthecapital.com have stumbled onto an amazing political scoop: Governor-elect General Tom Corbett’s series of handwritten Post-it Notes detailing his master plan to cut $5 billion in state spending, and balance Pennsylvania’s next budget. While the sticky has rubbed off some of these scribbled plans […]

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Going green for green in Pennsylvania

By at November 16, 2010 | 5:51 pm | 0 Comment

Going green for green in Pennsylvania

Governor Edward Rendell, in trying to secure his legacy as a proponent of all things “green” shelled out nearly $8 million tax dollars for projects such as 50 new taxis that will run on Compressed Natural Gas. The money is earmarked for 21 projects across the state that will use biofuels, natural gas, or electricity. Private investors put up another $22.1 […]

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The Palin Paradox

By at November 16, 2010 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

The Palin Paradox

During a discussion, about the most recent elections with a group of friends I pointed out to the left leaning bunch that if they were smart they would start writing checks to Palin 2012 (in case you thought there was a reprieve, forget it – the New Hampshire Primary is less than 15 months away). After […]

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Carving up the budget deficit: do not try it at home.

By at November 15, 2010 | 6:07 pm | 0 Comment

Governor-elect Tom Corbett’s best case deficit scenario coming in to office is $3 billion — some estimates put the tab closer to $5 billion. A big number, no matter how it is sliced and diced; Corbett could sure use some voodoo economics to balance Pennsylvania’s budget because its hard to conceive how he can cut or trim his way to a balanced budget. Especially since, he has taken a solemn pledge not to raise taxes […]

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Big Branch Coal Mine impeding a federal investigation

By at November 15, 2010 | 3:58 pm | 2 Comments

Big Branch Coal Mine impeding a federal investigation

(By Dennis B. Roddy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Federal mine safety officials are threatening to seize the explosion-damaged Upper Big Branch coal mine, saying the mine’s owner, Massey Energy, is impeding their investigation. Two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation said both state and federal investigators complain that Massey officials have impeded the investigation. A Massey […]

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