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T. Boone Pickens: 100 years of gas industry jobs

 

Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Ann Belser

August 26, 2014

On Monday afternoon, in a room of nearly 400 people involved in job training and placement and in the industries that create jobs, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Labor and Industry Julia Hearthway said while the energy sector is the smallest sector in the state terms of jobs, it is the fastest growing.

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Jobs conference focuses on global talent recruitment, the importance of innovation, and energy

 

Published in WHYY, by Irina Zhorov

August 26, 2014

The job market of the 21st Century is increasingly global and focused on innovation. That was one of the takeaways at the Governor’s Jobs 1st Summit in Pittsburgh Monday.

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Pickens: Pennsylvania natural gas production approaching that of Texas

 

Published in the Pittsburgh Business Times, by Sam Kusic

August 25, 2014

The oil and gas industry is the most dynamic industry in the U.S. and will remain so for a long time, according to T. Boone Pickens, chairman of BP Capital Management, who spoke Monday during Gov. Tom Corbett's Jobs 1st Summit in Pittsburgh.

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Corbett, Fitzgerald welcome natural gas drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport

 

Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, by Aaron Aupperlee

August 25, 2014

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joked he has so many shovels from attending ground-breaking ceremonies that his office looks like a Home Depot, but the ceremony Monday at Consol Energy's natural gas drilling site at Pittsburgh International Airport didn't add to his collection.

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Corbett, ag chief attend Grange Fair opening

 

Published in the Centre Daily Times, by Lori Falce

August 21, 2014

Few people knew that Gov. Tom Corbett was going to be strolling past the peach dumpling stand or popping in to shake hands at the shaved ice truck Thursday afternoon.


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Speaker touts pluses of impact fee

 

Published in the Wyoming County Examiner, by Jeffrey Horvath

August 20, 2014

A financial adviser told a Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Wednesday that he believes an impact fee is the most appropriate way to collect and redistribute monies from the natural gas industry.

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Tom Wolf's same tired message: Tax the rich

 

Published in the Bucks County Courier Times, by Frank Mashett

August 20, 2014

Tom Wolf has shown his fangs early in this fall’s election by announcing he would propose to raise the personal income tax. He would also raise the percentage that the state contributes to public school funding to 50 percent and increase taxes on natural gas drilling companies. He did state that the personal income tax increase would be contingent upon a state-mandated dollar-for-dollar reduction in personal property taxes. Shocking that a Democrat is proposing increased taxes and increased government spending. When has any Democratic government cut spending and demanded that government live within its means?

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Apple to provide Pa. educational program

 

Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, by Kathy Boccella

August 20, 2014

Gov. Corbett announced Tuesday that Apple Inc. would provide a free online educational resource through iTunes that features courses and other programs, such as algebra 1, biology, and English language arts, the core-curriculum subjects that students must pass in order to graduate from high school.
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The underhanded, rehearsed oratory of agenda-driven legislators

 

Published in The Intelligencer, by Dave Wentzel

August 20, 2014

Enough already! The duplicitous Guest Opinion by state Treasurer Rob McCord (“Bait and switch,” Aug. 13) followed similar guileful hogwash in guest opinions July 27 and 29 by Democratic state Reps. Mike Sturla and Frank Dermody. And again on Aug. 14 in a letter penned by yet another agenda-motivated Democrat, state Rep. Greg Vitali.

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Pennsylvania gas production continues to break records

 

Published in StateImpact, by Marie Cusick

August 19, 2014

Drillers in Pennsylvania continue to produce record-breaking amounts of natural gas, according to new numbers released this week from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

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