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Greed Mobile

By at March 26, 2013 | 9:41 pm | 0 Comment

Greed Mobile

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Auditor General Jack Wagner Says Pa. Turnpike’s Dealings in Risky Swaps Has Cost Taxpayers and Motorists At Least $108 Million

By at January 9, 2013 | 2:50 pm | 0 Comment

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Halvonik 717 787-1381 Auditor General Jack Wagner Says Pa. Turnpike’s Dealings in Risky Swaps Has Cost Taxpayers and Motorists At Least $108 Million Audit reveals six findings, offers 20 recommendations for improvement HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 8, 2013 – Auditor General Jack Wagner said that an audit released today […]

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Auditor General Jack Wagner Repeats Call for Reversal Of Burdens Placed on Pa. Turnpike Commission by Act 44

By at February 26, 2012 | 2:35 pm | 0 Comment

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Halvonik 717-787-1381   Auditor General Jack Wagner Repeats Call for Reversal     Of Burdens Placed on Pa. Turnpike Commission by Act 44 Responds to CEO’s letter citing short-term financial stability HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 23, 2012 – Auditor General Jack Wagner today issued to the public a letter he […]

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 16, 2011 | 10:43 am | 1,102 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; the nuclear crisis in Japan is deepening. A fire and rising levels of radiation, at one point forced what workers remained at the Fukushima nuclear plant to evacuate. Business as usual in Harrisburg as Governor Corbett appoints friend and associated Roger Nutt to Chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Nutt is father to Corbett’s campaign manager. And RTC’s Eric Epstein and Democracy Rising’s Tim Potts testify before a constitutional subcommittee.

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PublicK NuisancE in Conjunction with Rock The Capital Presents the Wiggy Awards

By at January 5, 2011 | 9:56 am | 52 Comments

PublicK NuisancE in Conjunction with Rock The Capital Presents the Wiggy Awards

Every government needs an awards show, and Rock The Capital’s Pat Carroll has devised the perfect mix. This year’s presentation was held behind closed doors, but Today — exclusively here on RTC we announce the winner of the 2010 Wiggie.

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A ticket to ride will once again mean something for Motorists driving the Pennsylvania Turnpike

By at December 22, 2010 | 12:49 pm | 4 Comments

A ticket to ride will once again mean something for Motorists driving the Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is having a change of heart about printing new toll tickets. The commission had been adamant about not doing it because of the expense of printing. The issue arose because toll fares are going up after the first of the new year.

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Pennsylvania’s Auditor General takes Turnpike Commission to Task

By at December 21, 2010 | 4:40 pm | 1 Comments

Pennsylvania’s Auditor General takes Turnpike Commission to Task

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner sent a letter to the Turnpike Commission saying he is concerned about safety, especially since the Turnpike is not printing tickets to reflect increased fares.

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission: Unsafe at Any Speed

By at December 9, 2010 | 8:37 pm | 120 Comments

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission: Unsafe at Any Speed

The Pennsylvania Turnpike was a landmark achievement for Pennsylvania motorists when it officially opened on October 1, 1940. Pennsylvanians had greater access to work, recreation, and family. Many Baby- boomers have happy motoring memories of stopping to picnic, eating clam rolls at Howard Johnsons, and taking Sunday afternoon drives to view fall foliage. That era […]

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Epstein’s take on Pennsylvania’s Thruway debacle

By at October 13, 2010 | 4:08 pm | 0 Comment

So what gives in the latest chapter of the Pennyslvania Turnpike? We have had a former administrator caught driving drunk, allegations of cronyism, the firings of a pair of longtime managers in September and now a former pike employee has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that he was fired because he would not “buy” in to […]

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