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Letter to the editor: Money - It's a gas
36 weeks ago -
In 2011, the Marcellus Coalition commissioned a study that found there were 2,300 Marcellus wells in Pennsylvania that could produce almost 3.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. Comparable gas prices at that time were $3.62 per 1,000 cubic feet (October 2011 EIA wellhead price). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Freeberg one of the best teachers I ever had
36 weeks ago -
Long before Kevin Freeberg was a candidate for state representative, he was my fifth-grade teacher at Benjamin Franklin Elementary. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Higher tax could drive drillers elsewhere
36 weeks ago -
It is oh, so tempting for candidates to lash out at those “wicked, evil, profit-driven coal and gas companies and make them do penance and pay for their sinful ways with every tax imaginable!” Perhaps not. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Gerrymandering turns voting into a con game
36 weeks ago -
In the next few weeks the voting public is being asked to join in on one of the greatest con games of our time. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Raising sales tax no way to cut property taxes
36 weeks ago -
A plank in Rep. Dave Reed’s campaign for a seventh term is the reduction, if not elimination, of property taxes. While Rep. Reed can’t personally reduce or eliminate property taxes, he has been floating ideas to raise funds that might ultimately be used toward this purpose later (HB 2425). [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Campaign slogan has a hollow ring to it
36 weeks ago -
To most voters, the phrase “People Before Politics” has a friendly ring to it. The fact that Dave Reed uses this phrase as his campaign slogan, however, makes it ring hollow. Don’t let Mr. Reed fool you: He is all about politics, and not so much about people. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Impact tax working for municipalities
36 weeks ago -
We write as individuals who are elected as township supervisors, but not on behalf of our respective townships, to express our personal concern and reservations regarding gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s proposals to levy a severance tax on Marcellus gas production in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Pennsylvania losing millions
36 weeks ago -
To voters of Indiana: I know this: I have waited patiently for about three years to talk to you regarding the so-called “impact tax” on Marcellus shale wells drilled in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Festival organizers say thank you
36 weeks ago -
The organizers of the second annual IUP Northern Appalachian Folk Festival wish to thank all of their supporters who made this year’s event a success. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Voting for Democrat this time
36 weeks ago -
I have had the pleasure and experience of knowing both candidates running for the state House of Representatives in the 66th District. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Spend money to make money
36 weeks ago -
The old adage “You have to spend money to make money” has come true in the form of budget surpluses in states with governors who borrowed at recession-low-interest-rates or raised money through graduated income taxes. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania deserves a fresh start
36 weeks ago -
Tom Corbett and Dave Reed often use business metaphors when discussing politics. When voting this November, I ask that you use their metaphor to determine if they should be rehired (re-elected). [Read More]
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