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Auditor General DePasquale Says Rapid Shale Gas Development Outpaced DEP's Ability to Oversee Industry, Protect Water Quality

Posted by DPOYC on July 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM

DEP unprepared in 2009; now understaffed, underfunded and inconsistent


HARRISBURG – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that a recent audit shows that the meteoric growth of the shale gas industry caught the Department of Environmental Protection unprepared to effectively administer laws and regulations to protect drinking water and unable to efficiently respond to citizen complaints.


“There are very dedicated hard-working people at DEP...

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OPPONENT'S ADVERTISEMENT DISTRACTS FROM LACK OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND BAD RESULTS

Posted by DPOYC on July 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM

NEW FREEDOM – The following statement is from Linda Small: "State Sen. Scott Wagner’s campaign paid for a full page newspaper advertisement blaming unions for the fact that Republicans in Harrisburg can’t get things done. Wagner and Republicans need to take responsibility for their own lack of accomplishment. Their policies don’t work. It is fortunate for us that Republicans have not been able to pass more of their agenda. It devastates public education and pushes ...

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OPPONENT STILL BLAMING WORKERS, BUT UPS HIS LOW MINIMUM WAGE

Posted by DPOYC on July 16, 2014 at 8:55 PM

NEW FREEDOM (Jul 16, 2014) – Linda Small released the following statement:


“State Sen. Wagner is still blaming workers for low wages and completely missing some key points in comments on his campaign email linking to a video entitled “Land of the Freebies, Home of the Enslaved.” Following his remarks a few weeks ago stating that there are plenty of higher wage jobs in the economy but workers need to have alarm clocks and be able to pass drug tests to ...

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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Endorsements in November General Election

Posted by DPOYC on July 9, 2014 at 11:15 AM

For Immediate Release:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder announced endorsements of candidates for Congress and Pennsylvania’s State General Assembly for the November General Election.


The Congressional and State Legislative endorsements were made by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council which met in Harrisburg today. Last month the Executive...

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Auditor General DePasquale Cuts Car Fleet by 65 Percent, Improves Travel Efficiency for Net Savings of More Than $750,000 Annually

Posted by DPOYC on July 8, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Additional cost-cutting measures save another $564,000 annually

 

HARRISBURG – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today he saved taxpayers more than $750,000 by cutting the Department of the Auditor General’s vehicle fleet by more than 65 percent and improving travel efficiency, which increases his annual cost-cutting savings to more than $1.2 million.


DePasquale eliminated 158 cars from the vehicle fleet since he took office in 2013, ...

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STATE SEN. WAGNER'S INDEPENDENCE EVE STATEMENT INSULTS

Posted by DPOYC on July 7, 2014 at 9:05 AM

NEW FREEDOM (Jul 7, 2014) – Linda Small addresses State Sen. Scott Wagner’s Independence Eve email:

 

“The Scott Wagner for Senate campaign email of July 3rd insulted Americans and his constituents. He sent out an email linked to a video from 2011 titled “Land of the Freebies, Home of the Enslaved.” Wagner apparently endorses the idea that government programs helping Americans with unemployment, SNAP (food stamps,) and even Pell grants enslaves...

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STATE SENATOR WAGNER STATEMENTS INAPPROPRIATE, OFFENSIVE

Posted by DPOYC on June 6, 2014 at 9:35 AM

NEW FREEDOM (Jun 6, 2014) – State Senate candidate Linda Small called State Sen. Scott Wagner’s statements comparing unions to Hitler inappropriate, offensive and wrong. Her statement follows:

 

“Sen. Wagner has clearly gone too far in making inappropriate and offensive statements comparing unions to Hitler and Putin. Sadly, when asked about those comments, he added even more dictators like Hussein and Stalin to the list. Sen. Wagner should apologize for t...

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94th House Q&A: David Colon, Kelly Henshaw and Stan Saylor

Posted by DPOYC on April 22, 2014 at 9:35 AM

From the York Dispatch: 94th House Q&A: David Colon, Kelly Henshaw and Stan Saylor

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LINDA SMALL ENDORSED FOR PA STATE SENATE BY PENNSYLVANIA NOW PAC

Posted by DPOYC on March 16, 2014 at 10:35 AM

NEW FREEDOM (Mar. 16, 2014) - Linda Small announced that the Pennsylvania NOW PAC has endorsed her for Pennsylvania State Senate.

 

“I am very pleased to have the endorsement of the Pennsylvania NOW PAC for the Pennsylvania State Senate. NOW members are women and men of all backgrounds and colors working together to bring about equal rights for all women. Stopping violence against women, abortion and reproduction rights, promoting diversity, ending racism and economic...

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Veterans Defend Small Against GOP Attacks

Posted by DPOYC on March 14, 2014 at 2:50 PM

York, PA- Admiral Joe Sestak and Former Auditor General Jack Wagner, who are both veterans, came out in support of Linda Small today in response to attack ads released by the Republican Party.

 

Auditor General Jack Wagner, a former combat Marine who was wounded in the Vietnam War, said, “Linda’s service has shown that she is hardworking, dedicated servant who possesses the values demanded of public servants. I’ve served in the State Senate, and I know the S...

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