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Corbett Wams PA Again

By at March 14, 2011 | 10:24 am | 1 Comments

Corbett Wams PA Again

Tim Pott’s has been sorting out Pennsylvania’s WAMS and the legislature’s almost $190 million dollar surplus. Pott’s simply can not reconcile either one. On one hand, Governor Corbett in public says no to the pork stuffed Wams, but then in private puts his signature to the request. And, why is Corbett not doing more to implore the legislature to give up its whopping surplus to help balance the budget?

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 14, 2011 | 9:37 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; for the second time in three days, a nuclear power plant exploded in Japan. This time around 11 people were injured. Rock The Capital’s Eric Epstein has been sizing up Three Mile Island for years and few have the insight and perspective that he has on safety issues, and Democracy Rising’s Tim Pott’s wants to know why Governor Corbett says no to WAMS in public, but in private approves them.

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Governor Corbett releases his road to Pennsylvania’s Rainbow of Reform

By at January 25, 2011 | 2:23 pm | 40 Comments

Governor Corbett releases his road to Pennsylvania’s Rainbow of Reform

Governor Tom Corbett has released his vision for the future. In other words, his roadmap on the way to reform, which includes cuts, lots of oversight, and reports. The centerpiece to it is a biennial budget process. The governor says if Pennsylvania put its budget on the table every two years the state could do a much better job with balancing it.

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Governor Tom Corbett prepares to give birth to his partial plan for Reform

By at January 24, 2011 | 8:16 am | 1 Comments

Governor Tom Corbett prepares to give birth to his partial plan for Reform

Governor Corbett is expected to release at least a partial road map of reform on Tuesday. Corbett is said to have some ideas about eliminating or reducing, Walking Around Money, health-care costs, and per-diems. During his campaign, Corbett said he would have a plan on day one — that has not rung true, but his administration says that is because he has to work with the legislature.

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Cut WAMs First, Schroder, Lawmakers Say

By at August 17, 2010 | 2:09 am | 39 Comments

Rep. Curt Schroder 155th District Pennsylvania House of Representatives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HARRISBURG – As the governor and legislative leaders continue discussions about budget cuts necessitated by the reduction in expected federal Medicaid assistance (FMAP) funding, Rep. Curt Schroder (R-East Brandywine) and 26 fellow Republican lawmakers said that discretionary grant funding known as WAMs should […]

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