Category Archives: Governor

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

Chris Abruzzo and Kevin Harley in the Corbett AG Office Porno Ring

It does seem mighty weird for a bunch of high-level, probably straight-identifying Republican graybeards in the Corbett Attorney General’s office to be sharing their favorite pornos with their colleagues, and giving each other boners at work. One wonders how this ever got … More after the jump

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#PAGov: On Kermit Gosnell, It’s the Republican Restrictionist Policies, Stupid

Any ad suggesting you vote for Tom Corbett is, by its very nature, an ineffective ad and there’s no reason to suspect this nutty ad putting Tom Wolf next to illegal abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell will stick either. Probably the PA GOP paid for this … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

#PAGov: What John Micek Should Ask Tom Wolf About in the PennLive Editorial Board Interview

The Democratic primary ended with all of the candidates essentially taking the same stances on natural gas extraction. All of the Democrats supported a moratorium on drilling on public lands, and all supported at least a 5% severance tax, with … More after the jump

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Why the First Debate Didn’t Change Anything About the #PAGov Race

There’s precious little evidence that national Presidential debates have much effect on voting,  so it’s really hard to imagine that a Pennsylvania Governor debate on PCN, watched almost exclusively by partisan political junkies who’ve already made up their minds, will have … More after the jump

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#PAGov: A Tom Wolf Win Isn’t Enough. Democrats Need to Get Serious About the State Senate.

While the Governor’s race is all but decided, Wolf still has a giant problem: What does he do after Nov 4th when he wakes up and finds he is stuck with a Republican controlled State Senate? The hope of flipping the state … More after the jump

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#PAGov: Wolf’s Lead Widens to Almost 60%

A new Quinnipiac poll out today says Tom Corbett is getting “clobbered across the board” with no sign of tightening in the numbers. When that Harper poll came out last week, everybody paid attention to who respondents said they’d vote … More after the jump

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Corbett Giving Industry Hack Group Taxpayer Money to Study Effects of Fracking

Last week, Tom Corbett’s Department of Environmental Protection was finally forced to admit that natural gas drilling had contaminated drinking water “hundreds of times” after years of furiously and dickishly denying that this had ever happened: As the AP reports, … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Energy, Environment, Governor, Issues

#PAGov: RMU Poll Confirms Huge Wolf Lead

Robert Morris University’s new poll confirms that the F&M poll wasn’t a “junk poll” as Team Corbett claimed, and a whole summer’s worth of attack ads haven’t bought the Republican Governor a better shot in November. National Journal is calling … More after the jump

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Simple Answers to Stupid Questions

No. This concludes another edition of Simple Answers to Stupid Questions.

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