Commonwealth Confidential Archive: June, 2012

DEP's Krancer clashes with ex-staff, fish commission over river listing

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Mutant fish does not a pollution problem make. So says DEP Secretary Michael Krancer in his dismissal of a request by 22 retired agency water... Read more

Corbett admin defends Shell tax deal, calls clean up cost reports false

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After days of silence, the Corbett administration today denied reports that the state would cover clean up costs at the contaminated industrial... Read more

Price tag for Shell deal gets bigger with cleanup

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The $1.65 billion tax deal the Corbett administration is negotiating with Shell Oil Co. to locate an ethane processing plant in western Pennsylvania... Read more

Voucher advocates target Corbett in radio ads

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UPDATE: The pro-voucher forces are taking their message into voters' homes and right to Corbett's back door. They partially ringed the Governor's... Read more

LCB: 1; Liquor privatization: 0

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Take that, liquor privatization. In what some are calling a setback for privatizing the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, the union representing... Read more

Corbett, Cawley defend $1.7 b tax break for Shell Oil

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Both Gov. Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley today defended the proposed $1.7 billion tax break for Shell Oil to build a petrochemical refinery... Read more

PA's chief justice critical of governor's move to nominate top aide to judgeship

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Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille had some critical words for the governor's decision to nominate his onetime top aide to a judgeship... Read more