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  • 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......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Judicial Salaries Increase. Did Yours?

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. More astute readers may recall that, in a report released late last month, officials Gavel in the statewide judiciary complained warned that a flat-funded 2011-12 budget would leave a $47 million deficit that could...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: The Primary Day Edition.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Voters across Pennsylvania head to the polls today to pick candidates for a slew of local and county seats, as well as some statewide judicial races. There were some predictions of high(ish) turn-out yesterday in........
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Lehigh Valley Dwellers Not High On Corbett In New Poll.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's no secret that the Lehigh Valley is one of the state's great political bellwether regions. Public opinion in the Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton MSA often provides a glimpse of the voters' mood statewide. So it may...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: The Budget Post-Game.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Hope you're sufficiently recovered from yesterday's marathon, eight-hour budget debate in the state House. No fewer than 78 lawmakers trooped to the microphone last night to speak their piece on the $27.3 billion...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: The Budget Dance, Part II

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. After a marathon of kvetching last night and so many Parliamentary maneuvers by Democrats that they could have gone on tour with George Clinton, the state House is poised to take its first vote today......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Republicans Introduce New Severance Tax Proposals.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As just about everyone knows, family relations are a tricky business. Just because you're related to someone doesn't mean you're going to get along all the time. Take, for instance, our Massachusetts-based cousin,...
  • Stop Shale Drilling Now, Protesters, "Gasland" Director Demand At Capitol Rally.

     
    Hundreds of activists from across Pennsylvania, including "Gasland" director Josh Fox swarmed the state Capitol rotunda this afternoon where they called on lawmakers to impose a moratorium on natural gas drilling and to move to protect water supplies...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The Thursday Five.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're on swimming lesson and violin duty with Little Miss Capitol Ideas this morning, so we're going to dispense with the usual tired-out tropes and just dive right into the regular mix of gossip and......