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Joseph B. Scarnati

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  • Allentown developers cultivating political influence

    The two men who have bankrolled much of the billion-dollar transformation of downtown Allentown are hoping to convert that commercial revival into a political force. City Center Investment Corp. co-owners Joe Topper and J.B. Reilly have launched a...
  • Tale of two legislators plot thickens in state's gas-drilling drama

    Tale of two legislators plot thickens in state's gas-drilling drama
    With apologies to Charles Dickens, it was the best of times (for Texas and Oklahoma gas industry aristocrats), it was the worst of times (for the Pennsylvania rabble suffering from the exploitation and destruction of their environment). In a tale of two...
  • Politics as Usual

    Dent frustrated by border bill Divisions over a bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border delayed the House from leaving for its August recess — and left Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent frustrated...
  • PA lawmakers and lieutenant governor living longer

    Attempts to reduce the size of the Legislature and other branches of state government appear to be failing — again. In the words of Gomer Pyle: Surprise, surprise, surprise. The only way the 253-member Legislature can be reduce is through a...
  • 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...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Our Rick's Very Big Night.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. OK. We admit it. We didn't see this one coming. When we left the office last night, we figured that all Rick Santorum had to do was not get totally blown out in Iowa in......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Legislative Retirements Update.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With the legislative petitioning process underway, but also existing in some bizarre kind of limbo, now seemed as good a time as any to update the list of lawmakers who have decided to call it......
  • More Details On Marcellus Shale Impact Fee.

     
    Legislative negotiators are nearing agreement on a proposed impact fee for Marcellus shale natural gas drillers and could begin voting as soon as this week, a spokesman for House Republicans said this morning. “I think we are very close to......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Shale Deal Near?

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. So remember how, last month, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R- Jefferson, said he wanted a deal on an impact fee before Gov. Tom Corbett gave his second budget address? Well, we're just about......
  • Things Government Does: The Senate Argues Over What It Should Call The Federal Healthcare Reform Law.

     
    If You Didn't See It ... ... you wouldn't actually believe it was happening, but the Senate actually spent around a half an hour this afternoon arguing whether it was a slight to call the federal Affordable Care Act "Obamacare."......