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- Wolf Vetoes Republicans’ End-Run Around DEP Drilling Regulations
- Why Can’t All Wawa’s Sell Beer?
- Republicans Not Backing Off on Undoing Environmental Policy Through the Fiscal Code
- Republicans Using Fiscal Code to Undermine DEP’s Authority to Regulate Oil and Gas Drilling
- Why Don’t Pipeline Builders Have to Pay Property Taxes?
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Monthly Archives: August 2011
A bad idea from the beginning… …the audit also found that the machines never lived up to the goal of making it more convenient for customers to buy wine, nor did they deliver on the promise of making money for … More after the jump
I get upset when I see this reported without counterpoint: More than a dozen proposals aimed to halt what state House Republican Daryl Metcalfe calls the “invasion” of illegal immigrants are under discussion in Harrisburg. One of the measures allows … More after the jump
Even though the numbers are big, there are less fracking jobs than the industry predicted, and less wealth staying in Pennsylvania. It’s called “leaking” by economists – where money looks like it’s benefiting one area but is actually moving elsewhere. … More after the jump
Queue George Bluth… “And that’s why you don’t lie to the police…” The charges against Ms. Orie, R-McCandless, include five felony perjury counts, 6 tampering with evidence charges as well as obstruction of law and forgery counts.
We need our elected officials to be focused on jobs, not deficits. Are we allowed to say we’re back in a recession? The Lehigh Valley’s unemployment rate crept up in July for the third straight month, with sluggish job growth … More after the jump
The number of traffic deaths in the US is way too high, so I’m inclined to support the Transportation Funding Advisory Commission’s recommendation to install red light cameras. Here’s Jon Schmitz at the Post-Gazette: Currently, only Philadelphia is allowed to … More after the jump
After being harassed and assaulted in the Riverside Correctional Facility, a transgender woman is being forced to move to a men’s prison to complete her sentence. As usual, the transgendered have no rights: Saldana was charged with several felonies June … More after the jump
Yet another reason to dislike fracking: The commission allows drillers to withdraw up to 98 million gallons per day at 142 locations, though in reality, the industry uses far less than what it is allowed, the SRBC says. The permitted … More after the jump
Like most large cities (and many small ones), Philly is plagued by “food deserts,” or pockets of the city where it’s tough to get healthy food. These deserts are usually in poorer areas of the community, making it harder for … More after the jump