Stop me if you’ve heard this one before …

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before …

Natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania have for nearly 14 years been allowed to extract gas from the marcellus shale formation without paying a the state a severance tax. Thanks to a caucus of bought-and-paid-for state legislators (hello, GOP majorities), huge...
Vape ’em if you got ’em

Vape ’em if you got ’em

The FDA push to restrict vaping among kids is both laudable and remarkable. The Trump administration seems always ready to let industries do whatever they want, free from regulation and with little regard to the public’s health or for a cleaner...
A-hunting they will go

A-hunting they will go

Pennsylvania’s famously bought-and-paid-for legislature (especially the Republicans who run both of its chambers) limps from one budget deficit to the next, plugging and patching the fiscal holes with cuts, borrowing, gambling revenue and short-term accounting...