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5 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Governor's pension plan offers only false savings

I've been following with interest recent pronouncements from Gov. Tom Corbett claiming billions of dollars in "savings" if the Corbett/Tobash pension "reform," based on questionable 30-year assumptions, becomes law.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Opinion

12 hrs ago | PennLive.com

As deadline nears, independent candidates may widen Pennsylvania gubernatorial field

Just when Pennsylvania voters were getting used to the idea of a gubernatorial election showdown between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf , other hopefuls may soon be joining the fray.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Is the Pennsylvania health department fracking-phobic?

Its actions don't instill confidence that it is protecting us, write nurses RUTH McDERMOTT-LEVY and NINA M. KAKTINS Imagine you're a parent living near a natural-gas fracking site in Pennsylvania when suddenly your child begins having nose bleeds and skin rashes.

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NJ.com

Bethlehem Township, Pa., officials to consider big movie theater, major housing project

A new developer has submitted plans to build 265 homes at Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem Township, Pa.

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NorthcentralPa.com

Scarnati: State Senate Works Toward Pension Reform

The State Senate has recently passed bi-partisan legislation to begin reforming Pennsylvania's pension system by moving members of the General Assembly and other statewide elected officials to a defined contribution plan, according to Senator Joe Scarnati .

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Tri-cityherald.com

Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes

In an interview with a panel of Associated Press reporters and editors Friday afternoon, Wolf sought to cast the exchange - several billion dollars a year - as a redistribution of burdens within Pennsylvania's nearly $30 billion state public school system.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Tax, Ed Rendell

Times News

Officials say other speed limits could...

Increases in speed limits on portions of interstates 80 and 380 could be just a start for highways across the state.

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PennLive.com

State will issue license plate to support Pa. monuments at Gettysburg

Re-enactors march past the Pennsylvania monument on the 150th anniversary of the first day of the battle at Gettysburg, July 1, 2013.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US National Parks, Gettysburg National Military Park, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Penn State

Study shows that many Pa. college students are nontraditional

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.- A study by Esther Prins, co-director of the Goodling Institute and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, and her colleagues Cathy Kassab and Kimeka Campbell, challenges educators, researchers and policy makers to recalibrate their understanding of who college students are.

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KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Road block: Injury accident blocks off one lane near Penn. and Memorial

An already busy and trouble spot for motorists turned into an even bigger mess Friday afternoon after a multi-car accident caused drivers some delays.

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Washington Examiner

Del. man allegedly cross-dressed to rob Md. bank

Police charged 34-year-old Kent Buckson of Bear on Thursday with armed robbery of a National Penn Bank branch involving a theft of less than $10,000.

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ECNmag

Atomic structure of key muscle component revealed in Penn study

Actin is the most abundant protein in the body, and when you look more closely at its fundamental role in life, it's easy to see why.

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NJ.com

Canada geese's lives in cross hairs; poop possible cause of closed swimming beaches

Officials in Warren County are moving beyond scare tactics to deal with the Canada geese blamed for bacteria closing swimming beaches this summer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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GantDaily.com

DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

The Department of Environmental Protection has announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31. "The Corbett administration remains committed to seeing the alternative ... (more)

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Related Topix: Energy, Alternative Energy, Pennsylvania, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Ford C-Max Energi, Wagon, Ford

PennLive.com

How is the Thursday morning commute?

As of 6 a.m., there were no reports of any major accidents or traffic backlogs in the Harrisburg area along Interstate 81, Route 22/322, Interstate 83, Route 11/15, Route 581 or the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to PennDOT.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Morning Call

Pennsylvania's disabled worker program will continue

The Corbett administration is rescinding its plan to end a program that provides low-cost health insurance to working people with disabilities.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

NorthcentralPa.com

Let's Move! Pennsylvania Conference to address childhood obesity

Penn State Extension will offer the Let's Move! Pennsylvania conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to help families, communities and schools work together in solving the challenge of childhood obesity.

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Philadelphia Public Record

Are Pennsylvania Population Changes Working Against Corbett?

BY TONY WEST/ Time is not kind to Gov. Tom Corbett's reelection hopes. The Pennsylvania that harbors his political base is not growing.

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Grist Magazine

Drilling in Pennsylvania has damaged the water supply 209 times in last seven years

Whether or not you think that's alright depends on your perspective. According to Patrick Creighton, those numbers are pretty good - so many oil and natural gas wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania in the past seven years that 209 problem wells is a mere 1 percent of the total.

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Pocono Record

PennDOT seeks site for burial of pyrite

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is figuring out where to bury nearly 50,000 cubic yards of pyrite, the acid-bearing rock that has delayed the Route 2001/Milford Road improvement project in Lehman Township.

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