A flyer has been mailed to homes in Pennsylvania’s 165th Legislative District accusing its representative, Bill Adolph, of all sorts of vile things like keeping $183,650 i.e. chump change from the Marple Newtown School District and keeping $268,807 from the Springfield School District.
Gov. Wolf is trying to pressure Rep. Adolph to help him in his plan to put a crushing tax burden on the gas drillers responsible for whatever economic sunshine that has come Pennsylvania’s way over the last seven years.
All, of course, without recognizing that the state has a major spending problem, not a revenue one. Pennsylvania already taxes the drillers 2.7 percent — on top of salaries, sales and the other usual economic activity that occurs during production. Increasing the taxes will either mean more cost passed onto the consumer — how much was your electric bill last month? — or curtailing production.
Addendum: The $268,807 Adolph allegedly kept from the Springfield School District would not be a blip on the radar concerning lessening the impact of the recently approved $140 million new Springfield High School. On the other hand, repealing the state’s prevailing wage law could see a 20-percent cost drop i.e. $28 million i.e. not chump change in the price. If you are inclined to contact Adolph about something contact him about that. You would actually see your standard of living improve — or at least not drop so much — if that law was gone.
“The RFS requires fuel suppliers to blend millions of gallons of biofuels – most often corn ethanol – into the nation’s gasoline supplies,” he said. “This results in higher gas prices, increased food costs, damage to car engines, and harm to the environment. This is nothing more than the government using corporate welfare to shower money on a favored industry and then send the bill to the general public. You deserve better.”
The mandate is strongly supported by Iowa farmers and presidential candidates notably avoid opposing the issue in that early primary state.
Section 27 reads “the people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment.”
Well, yes. And it has been accepted that the state Public Utility Commission is the agency to ensure that the air and water et al are protected else if left to every zoning hearing board between Marcus Hook and Houston, Pa., the project would be nickle and dimed into non-existence.
Refinery workers whose jobs and standard of living depend on the natural gas must be made to understand that it is their automatically deducted union dues that fund the campaigns of guys like Dinniman.
State Sen. John Rafferty (R-44) introduced SB 1409, June 9, that would change Pennsylvania’s Board of Vehicles Act of 1983 so that a “manufacturer or distributor may own, operate or control a new vehicle dealership trading solely in electric vehicles”.
It contains a whole lot of other conditions so that it basically solely applies to Tesla Motors, the California maker of electric cars that use a franchise-free, web-based, direct sale model.
Existing law prohibits auto makers from selling directly to customers hence the need for franchises to act as middle-men.
Tesla certainly should be allowed to sell directly to customers.
Of course, so should Ford, Toyota, BMW etc.
If the law should be repealed entirely so that all auto-makers may sell directly to consumers via the internet what would happen to the poor franchise owners?
A Project Veritas operative posing as a “Muhammad” from a Mideast oil family offered the money to fund an anti-fracking movie because “if Washington D.C. continues fracking, America will be energy-efficient and then won’t need my oil anymore.”
“Sounds good” the Hollywooders said.
Please understand that those so smugly asserted as heroes in our entertainment are so asserted by people who have no understanding of right and wrong, and no concern about what’s in your best interest.
The same applies for those they claim are villains.
The House Consumer Affairs Committee, April 30, approved HB 2104, which would limit electric rate hikes for customers with variable rate plans to no more than 30 percent per billing cycle, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).
Many consumers experienced alarmingly high electric bills, after the harsh winter, said Cox. Most of these unusually high costs affected consumers with variable rate plans.
House Bill 2104 also would require switching requests to be completed within five business days; outline language all electric supplier contracts would contain to clearly explain terms; and give the Public Utility Commission (PUC) specific authority to investigate customer complaints related to the rates charged by electric generation suppliers.
The legislation now awaits additional consideration by the full House.
The Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee last week questioned utility officials and energy experts about the high spikes in consumer electric bills this winter, caused primarily by variable rate electric contracts and the added stress on the electric grid, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).
Highlighted during the hearing was the need for greater consumer education, as well as the ability to switch suppliers more quickly.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reported nearly 4,800 informal complaints and nearly 9,000 phone calls from consumers. It is currently investigating those complaints and working with consumers and energy suppliers to resolve any other outstanding issues. The committee is working on legislation that would limit rate increases, prohibit cancellation and early termination fees for variable rate contracts, require the posting of current and historic rates on the PA Power Switch website and reduce the amount of time it takes to switch electric generation suppliers, Cox said
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