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Joseph B. Scarnati

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  • 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......
  • 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...