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Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission Makes Reccomendations

Encouraging the state lawmakers to take a second look at the recommendations made by Gov. Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission yesterday released a report calling for a drilling tax, stricter regulations on the permitting process, and a drilling moratorium on state forest lands.

October 25th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 2 Comments

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Pennsylvania Ave.: Protesters ‘Occupy’ Sen. Toomey’s Allentown Office

About a dozen protesters, armed with makeshift posters and a lifesize cutout of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, gathered outside Toomey’s Allentown office Monday morning where they plan to stay until Toomey agrees to meet with them or at least hear them out over the phone. Borrowing from the Occupy movements, the group, organized by the American Dream Movement, is made up of unemployed workers and union workers upset with Toomey’s votes in Washington — most recently his “no” on President Obama’s jobs package and then a smaller version to employ teachers and law enforcement.

October 24th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 1 Comment