Author Archives: Jon Geeting

#PAGov: Tom Corbett Kept All His Promises and Now PA is Dead Last in Job Growth

Tom Corbett keeps saying that he’s kept all his campaign promises, and that’s true. But when we look at the results of those promises, that’s actually devastating to Corbett’s case for reelection. The story of the last four years is … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Elections, Governor, Issues

#PAGov: Corbett Spreading the Grift Around Ahead of Epic Electoral Flame-out

More like the Electoral Growth Initiative – he wishes! In the weeks before Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial election, incumbent Gov. Corbett is scattering millions in taxpayer dollars to big businesses through his Economic Growth Initiative, a downsized version of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital … More after the jump

Posted in Miscellany

Why You Have to Vote in the Midterms

Jonathan Tamari explains why the House tea people now representing the moderate Southeast PA ‘burbs won’t ever pay a price at the polls: While the focus is on November’s races, critical House contests in the Philadelphia region may have been most influenced by … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US House

#PAGov: Post-Gazette Spotlights the Methane Pollution Issue

The excellent Greg Victor at the Post-Gazette reprinted some of my methane post from the other day in his Cutting Edge column: Center-left environmentalist opinion in this state has generally taken the view that growing natural gas market share can be a … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Energy, Environment, Governor, Issues

GOPers Want You to Focus on the One Democrat in the 50+ GOPer Circle Jerk Scandal

Yes, Seamus McCaffrey is a Democrat, yes he was in on the circle jerk porno scandal, but I fear that the sideshow between Ron Castille and McCaffrey has been turned into a purposeful distraction to try to make the masturbation … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

Nat Gas Can’t Be a Climate “Bridge Fuel” If We Don’t Control Methane

At this point most of the boxes on my policy wishlist for the Tom Wolf administration have been checked off, which is why I’m mainly using the campaign endgame to talk about an issue where I’m still not a happy … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Energy, Environment, Governor, Issues

Chris Abruzzo Should’ve Resigned for Gross Negligence of His Environmental Protection Duties

It’s too bad it took this office porno ring coming to light to get Tom Corbett’s DEP head Chris Abruzzo to resign, and not the much larger scandal of the Corbett administration’s almost criminal negligence and hostility to environmental protection: Open … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

PA Job Growth Still Sucks, But Tom Corbett’s Favorite State Job Search Site Has Plenty of Porno Jobs

These must be the alleged 250,000 job openings he was talking about. Employers are trying to hire, but people just don’t have the skills or something.

Posted in Elections, Governor

Mid-rise Building in South Bethlehem Drives NIMBYs Insane, But It’s Allowed By-Right

People have been working for decades to turn around Southside Bethlehem and create conditions for reinvestment in the walkable mixed-use areas on 3rd and 4th Streets, and on the Bethlehem Steel brownfield. This has been the complaint forever – Northside, … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Issues, Land Use

Flashback: Former DEP Head Michael Krancer Defended Fake Fracking Water Treatment Practice That Produces Dangerous Toxins

Susan Phillips at StateImpact previews a new peer-reviewed study from the Environmental Science & Technology journal that says it’s not safe to simply process fracking wastewater through municipal water treatment plants: A new study shows how treated wastewater from oil and gas … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Environment, Governor