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Joseph B. Scarnati

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  • Schwartz first policy offering: Shale gas tax plan

     
    How can you quickly come up with lots of new revenue for a cash-strapped state like Pennsylvania, without hitting most taxpayers in the wallet? Allyson Schwartz, a leading democratic candidate for governor in 2014, offered up a plan Wednesday that......
  • Rep. Charlie Dent to endorse Romney for president

    Rep. Charlie Dent to endorse Romney for president
    Lehigh Valley Republican congressman Charlie Dent will endorse Mitt Romney for president at an event in Harrisburg Tuesday, sources confirm. Dent will make just the second Pennsylvanian to endorse the former Massachusetts governor in the 2012 presidential...
  • Corbett Opens The Door To Impact Fee On Shale Drillers?

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett ... ... has sent his clearest signal yet that he might be willing to consider a locally Tomcorbett levied impact fee on natural gas drillers working in the Marcellus shale. In a briefing with reporters this afternoon, the Republican,...
  • Cawley: Shale Panel Will Consider Local Impact Fee On Drillers.

     
    The head of the Corbett Administration’s ... new Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission says the panel will consider a locally levied impact fee to help communities affected by drilling, but he wants to see hard numbers first. “The governor has...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: New DEP Policy On Shale Outrages Environmentalists.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Environmentalists are doing spins over the news that field inspectors and regional directors at the state Department of Environmental Protection must obtain approval from acting DEP Secretary Michael Krancer before...
  • Sunday Brunch: The Debate That Just Won't Go Away.

     
    Sitting in a state House hearing on Gov. Tom Corbett’s $27.3 billion budget proposal last week, Charles Zogby reached his boiling point. Pressed repeatedly Corbett’s opposition to a severance tax on natural gas drillers, the usually...
  • School Choice Advocates Pack The Capitol

     
    Updated, 1:11 p.m.: With the insistent threat of rain, hundreds of teachers, parents and their children gathered on the Capitol steps this afternoon to call on lawmakers to pass a bill allowing taxpayer-funded school vouchers. "What do we want? School.......
  • Corbett: "I'm Not Going To Let Them Poison The Water."

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett ... ... told a convention of township supervisors this morning that he's going to keep a Tomcorbett close eye on the state's burgeoning Marcellus shale gas industry, even as he repeated a vow not to impose a severance tax on drillers....
  • Scarnati Bill Would Redirect Legislative Surplus Back To General Fund.

     
    Senate President Joe Scarnati ... ... is plugging legislation that would channel all but a portion of the Legislatures $188.5 million surplus back into the state's general fund budget. In a statement released this morning, the Jefferson County...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: EPA Begins Bradford Spill Probe.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you're like us, then you start each morning with a tall, cold glass of Fracking Water. With its mix of essential vitamins, minerals and radioactive isotopes, there's nothing quite like a tall, cold glass......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Pennsylvanians Favor Castle Doctrine, Split On Gun Rights In New Q-Poll.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A toxic stew of technical problems and the whims of the weather have us seriously behind the eight ball this morning, So without further ado, here's the top five stories making news this 28th day......