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6/3 Morning Buzz

State Committee previews, Lou Barletta’s wild week, GOP Marcellus tax proposals, Murphy raises $500K, and a 14-year old NEPA middle schooler won the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

June 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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Barletta: There Was Never a Recording Ban (Updated)

“There is no ban on recording public forums held by Rep. Barletta. There has never been a ban on recording public forums held by Rep. Barletta,” his office said in a statement. Rep. Barletta has been under scrutiny following reports that his office had banned the use of recording devices by attendees who were not members of the press.

June 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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Murphy Raises $500K in AG Race

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy has raised $500,000 in the six weeks following his candidacy announcement. With $450K on hand, Murphy’s campaign reports that none of the haul is from Murphy himself, nor from campaign loans.

June 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | 3 Comments

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Can Nick Miccarelli Cut the Gordian Knot?

The Marcellus shale tax question is at least as complicated as the intractable knot of ancient lore. State Rep. Miccarelli will introduce a bill that taxes Marcellus shale and passes the muster of Gov. Corbett and Grover Norquist. Sounds simple, right?

June 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment