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Chilling Free Speech

By at April 27, 2011 | 12:59 pm | 1,135 Comments

Chilling Free Speech

magine the following scenario.

The Governor of a large industrial state – one that allows anonymous coordinated campaign contributions – is widely regarded as being an “enemy” of unions. That Governor, who benefitted from millions of dollars of these types of expenditures from corporate donors, decides that he wants to know what the unions actually spent, so he asks for a bill that would require disclosure.

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Pennsylvania’s New Jobs Czar Fought Enviro Regs for Years

By at April 15, 2011 | 10:24 am | 3 Comments

Pennsylvania’s New Jobs Czar Fought Enviro Regs for Years

For years C. Alan Walker, a coal industry mogul and wealthy donor to Pennsylvania’s Republican Party, clashed with environmental officials who tried to regulate his companies. He described them as “vindictive,” “out of control” and “the most dangerous thing” affecting the country’s welfa

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PA Governor Gives Energy Executive Supreme Authority Over Environmental Permitting

By at March 11, 2011 | 2:26 pm | 1 Comments

PA Governor Gives Energy Executive Supreme Authority Over Environmental Permitting

Wait till you see the dots ProPublica connects from Governor Corbett to his new head of Department of Community Economic Development.

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Contrasting Realities in Wisconsin

By at February 23, 2011 | 1:18 pm | 3 Comments

Contrasting Realities in Wisconsin

Scott Paterno returns with the conclusion of his insight and perspective of what continues to unfold in Wisconsin. Paterno suspects unions are trying to scare the middle class by saying that middle wage earners will vanish without the power of unions and collective bargaining.

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