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  • House, Senate Take Up Dueling Marcellus Shale Bills.

     
    With just weeks to go in their fall voting session, the state House and Senate were expected to spend Tuesday debating and voting on dueling bills intended to help counties and municipalities deal with the local impact of natural gas......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: State Grant To Second Mile On Hold.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Corbett administration approved a $3 million grant this summer to The Second Mile, the charity founded by accused child molester Jerry Sandusky, despite knowing about the investigation into the former Penn State...
  • Corbett: Norquist And I Have "A Difference Of Opinion" Over Impact Fee.

     
    It Ain't Exactly Martin Luther ... ... nailing his list of grievances to the cathedral door, but Gov. Tom Corbett put some daylight between himself and GOP tax enforcer Grover Norquist this afternoon, telling a packed house at the Pennsylvania......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: A COLA And A Smile. Lawmakers, State Officials To Get Automatic Raises This Week.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Thanks to a 1995 law, state lawmakers will see an automatic 3.01 percent bump in their take home pay on Thursday . This means that, for the first time, base pay for lawmakers will be......
  • The Top 5 Political Stories of 2011: No. 2 The Argument Over Marcellus Shale.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seelers. We enter the final furlong of this week's countdown of 2011's top political stories with perhaps one of the most important policy issues facing lawmakers in recent memory. Namely, how to regulate Pennsylvania's booming...
  • 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......
  • Tea-Time Budget Update: Republicans, Corbett Continue Budget Talks.

     
    Senior legislative Republicans and Corbett administration officials concluded a second consecutive day of budget negotations this afternoon, saying, as they did the day before, that they're still working and that their talks are continuing. House Majority...
  • PA House gunning for booze privatization vote today.

     
    House Republicans are planning to start debate as early as today on legislation that would get Pennsyvlania out of the booze business. "I feel very good that people recognize that we have to move Pennsylvania into the 21st century," the......