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Joseph B. Scarnati

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  • With leadership elections, Senate Dems, Repubs stick with the tried and true.

     
    So much any hope for a palace coup. Senate Republicans and Democrats held the dullest leadership elections in the history of ever today, re-elecitng the same slate of leaders who saw them through the 2011-12 legislaitive session. Senate President Pro-...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Turnpike pressures drivers to make E-ZPass switch.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Some of you may recall that, about a week ago, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced that it could move to all-electronic tolling within about five years' time. Unremarked at the time was how the switch......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Only one bid to privatize the PA Lottery.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Happy Thanksgiving Eve. With any luck, most of you will be turning your attentions away from the affairs of state today and in the general direction of food, family and holiday travel. Wherever you're headed......
  • 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,...
  • 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......
  • Senate Repubs To Drop Impact Fee Proposal On Thursday.

     
    The Top Republican ... ...in the state Senate says he’ll unveil the “broad parameters” of a local impact fee on natural gas drillers on Thursday – the day after the Corbett administration’s own shale study panel meets to...
  • For Corbett, A Dilemma: What's The Difference Between A Fee and a Tax?

     
    What’s The Difference Between a Fee Increase and a Tax Increase? When you’re Gov. Tom Corbett, the distinction is more than rhetorical. And it’s a question he’ll have to consider carefully as lawmakers begin deliberations this...
  • Enviro Group Follows The (Gas) Money.

     
    A New Report ... ... issued by a natural gas industry watchdog group found that Pennsylvania lawmakers have received more than $7 million from gas drilling companies in the past decade, including about $3.4 million donated to those currently in......