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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Primary Report

Pennsylvania’s primary and special elections results showed some major surprises in the vote totals, a few which will have serious impacts in the fall and the future in Harrisburg. Two incumbent Congressmen and six sitting members of the state House of Representatives saw their House careers end with the results. Incumbents who lost by and large were centrist candidates, opposed by Tea Party/conservatives on the Republican ballot and more liberal opponents on the Democratic side of the aisle.


Study Suggests Shale-Gas Development Causing Rapid Landscape Change

As the Marcellus natural gas play unfolds in Pennsylvania, several trends are becoming increasingly clear, according to Penn State researchers.


Senate Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Mark-Up Postponed

Late Tuesday, U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced plans to postpone the farm bill mark-up hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday. In a statement Sen. Stabenow said, “The Agriculture Committee has made significant progress and have bipartisan agreement on the bulk of the Farm Bill. We are committed to continuing to work together in a bipartisan way as we come to agreement on a few outstanding issues. This is a bill that impacts 16 million jobs and a huge sector of America’s economy, and it is important that we move prudently to create the best possible product.”