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  • 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......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Corbett School Reform Plan Released Today.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Gov. Tom Corbett travels to the Lincoln Charter School in scenic York, Pa., this morning for a 10 a.m. newser to announce his long-awaited school reform plan. We're on the road this morning for the......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Harrisburg Takeover Legislation To Move This Week.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Hope you all had a good weekend and enjoyed the gorgeous fall weather that finally found its way to the seat of government. The House and Senate return to session today for a pretty full......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: House To Debate Abortion Clinic Bill?

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state House could renew debate today on a Senate bill requiring abortion providers to adhere to the same licensing and code requirements as outpatient surgery clinics. Please note that we've put the word "could".....
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Sen. Orie Convicted On Corruption Charges.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. State Sen. Jane Orie's conviction yesterday on corruption charges will trigger a special election for her suburban Pittsburgh seat, the Post-Gazette reports this morning. Orie's, R-Allegheny, predecessor in the seat,...
  • Santorum Picks Up Endorsement of Some of PA State Senate GOP.

     
    Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum may not live in Pennsylvania any more, but he still has friends here. Calling him the right man for the right time, 15 members of the 30-member Republican caucus in the state Senate have come out......
  • Strange Bedfellows Partly Behind Electoral College Effort: Consultant Gerow, Ex-House Dems Lawyer Bill Sloane Helped Get Ball Rolling.

     
    An unlikely alliance between a veteran Republican political operative and the former chief counsel for Pennsylvania’s House Democrats helped give birth to a plan to change how Pennsylvania will allocate its 20 votes in the Electoral College in...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: House To Vote Browne Concussion Bill As Soon As Today.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We hope you had a nice weekend. The state House and Senate return to session this morning to a full slate of legislation, including the likely takeover of the city of Harrisburg's pretzel-shaped finances. The Capital...
  • No More Fracking Around: Scarnati Says He Wants Impact Fee Bill This Fall.

     
    The top Republican in the state Senate said Monday that he’s looking for an impact fee on Marcellus shale natural gas drillers to Gov. Tom Corbett in October that raises around $200 million a year for communities that are bearing......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: A Few Housekeeping Changes.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to (yet) another rainy day here in the seat of government. Before we get into the usual mix of news, headlines, gossip and half-truths you've come to expect from us, we wanted to get......
  • Corbett Impact Fee Proposal Calls For 75/25 Split With Local Governments.

     
    Three Quarters Of The Revenue ... ... in a Marcellus shale impact fee would be channeled to local governments, under a fee proposal that Gov. Tom Corbett rolled out in Pittsburgh this morning. "This natural resource will fuel our generating......