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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 18, 2011 | 8:30 am | 1,281 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Scott Paterno recalls meeting his off the gridiron hero for the first time. The NRC says two nuclear facilities in Pennsylvania can withstand catastrophic events such as an earthquake, and more rumblings in the Pennsylvania Senate about taxing gas drillers.

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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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Uncorking More Bubbly from Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board

By at April 15, 2011 | 10:13 am | 46 Comments

Uncorking More Bubbly from Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board

The head of Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board is not ready to fold his cards and unplug the lights. LCB Chief Executive Joe Conti told lawmakers earlier this week he can remake the agency if he’s given more time and latitude.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 14, 2011 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Pennsylvania’s senate votes to kill a mandatory sprinkler law. Japan’s Emperor Akihito tours devastated towns and villages for the first time since a tsunami and earthquake ripped the Japan’s northern coast apart. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum made an all to predictable announcement , he’s forming a presidential exploratory committee.

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March Madness Turns to April Ridiculousness in Washington

By at April 7, 2011 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

March Madness Turns to April Ridiculousness in Washington

One look at the high political drama playing out at the Nation’s Capitol and you can forget about love is in the air and spring is everywhere, especially if you plan to visit a national park or wind your way through Washington’s Cherry Blossoms and take in the annual parade; that and more hangs in the balance of a budget impasse.

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More Good News – Public Integrity Commission Proposed

By at April 7, 2011 | 10:07 am | 3 Comments

More Good News – Public Integrity Commission Proposed

A bi-partisan group of lawmakers from both the House and Senate announced the introduction of legislation to create an independent Public Integrity Commission with comprehensive powers to root out corruption in PA. Led by Reps. Curt Schroder (Chester) and Eugene DePasquale (York) in the House, and by Sens. Ted Erickson (Delaware) and John Yudichak (Luzerne) in the Senate, the proposal is the most comprehensive response to date to the years of local and state scandals plaguing PA.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 15, 2011 | 9:38 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, radiation levels outside a Japanese nuclear power plant soared after a reactor caught fire. Over the past couple of days two reactors have exploded in the aftermath of that earthquake and tsunami. Roughly 145,000 people have been ordered to stay in their homes. In Germany, Chancellor Merkel ordered the temporary shutdown of 7 of its 17 reactors, and in Pennsylvania a committee is holding a hearing on what led to two deadly natural gas explosions since January.

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Expanding Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine

By at March 1, 2011 | 3:59 pm | 967 Comments

Expanding Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved expanding the Castle Doctrine. Under the proposed measure, folks in imminent danger could use lethal force to protect themselves without (in many instances) fear of criminal or civil litigation.

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The Anatomy of School Choice

By at February 21, 2011 | 8:33 am | 6 Comments

The Anatomy of School Choice

Rock The Capital’s Jan Chaplick picked apart all sides of a proposed school choice bill for Pennsylvania. Is it worth the money, and will it achieve better results?

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Wanted: U.S.A for Education Vouchers

By at February 16, 2011 | 9:08 am | 63 Comments

Wanted: U.S.A for Education Vouchers

Pennsylvania’s Senate will begin debating a school choice bill today, on the surface it looks good, but dig deeper and as Tim Potts found its problematic. However, Potts has found an easy fix.

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