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Capitol Ideas: Midday Budget Update

The House Appropriations Committee has attached fiscal notes to the four bills that provide funding to the state-related universities (Temple, Penn State, Pitt and Lincoln). House and Senate Republicans are still trying to figure out what they’re going to do about a vote on a shale extraction tax or fee vote.

June 27th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | No Comments

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AP: Gushers Show Shale’s Potential

This story is getting a lot of attention on the blogs this morning…

The result is that the Marcellus, a rock formation beneath Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio, has turned out to be an even more prolific source of gas than anyone anticipated. Energy firms are boosting their production targets, not only because new wells are coming on line but also because they’re managing to coax more gas from each well.

June 27th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | No Comments

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Pa. Lawmakers Seek To Limit Teacher Strikes

Pennsylvania Democratic Representatives and Pennsylvania Republican Representatives hold divergent views of teacher strikes regarding wage and benefit negotiations. At issue here are the reoccurring teacher strikes that hit the state of Pennsylvania on average 11 times a year.

June 27th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | 4 Comments