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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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The Adult way of Suing Pennsylvania’s Governor

By at March 23, 2011 | 3:00 pm | 121 Comments

The Adult way of Suing Pennsylvania’s Governor

A class action lawsuit against Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and other state politicians has been filed on behalf of some 41,000 residents who lost health care insurance.

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Up in Smoke

By at March 3, 2011 | 5:08 pm | 0 Comment

Up in Smoke

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner says the state is squandering the settlement money it has received from the tobacco settlement. Wagner says the state has a duty to use additional money for its intended purpose, primarily healthcare.

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Haste Makes Waste: Epilogue

By at February 16, 2011 | 10:06 am | 1,029 Comments

Haste Makes Waste: Epilogue

This is the anatomy of not so well thought out business decisions that have a direct impact on schools and children.

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The fired head of PHEAA’s Foundation talks to Rock The Capital

By at January 14, 2011 | 7:52 pm | 72 Comments

The fired head of PHEAA’s Foundation talks to Rock The Capital

The former head of PHEAA’s foundation is talking exclusively to Rock The Capital. Michael Hershock was terminated in 2009 and he just received a hefty settlement. Hershock still does not believe he did anything wrong, and his expenses along with his $150,000 a year salary for a part-time job were well justified.

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Positive energy

By at October 27, 2010 | 12:15 pm | 3 Comments

Governor Edward G. Rendell today expressed approval for the terms of a settlement in the proposed merger of First Energy and Allegheny Energy, saying the deal protects hundreds of jobs in southwestern Pennsylvania while making critical investments in clean energy and energy conservation. “This settlement tips the scale on this deal in favor of consumers […]

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