On November 13, 2012, the PA Senate Local Government Committee held its second public hearing examining the massive debt of the Harrisburg Incinerator. Attorney Carol Cocheres of the law firm Eckert Seamans testified during the proceedings. Cocheres was bond counsel to the underwriter RBC Capital for the 2003 Incinerator financing and bond counsel to the Harrisburg Authority for the 2007 financing. Videos: Part I: "We did not make any public policy decisions." Part II: Self-liquidating debt Part III: "All the public officials knew what the situation was." Part IV: "It was understood that there was going to be a fix here." Part V: "We presented it to DCED that there's been one continuous project really going back to 1993." Part VI: "That's what caused this whole problem to blow up." (Read More)
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Jul. 25th, 2016 @ 11:07 am
RT @Alex_Roarty: Hell of a start to the convention, Democrats. This https://t.co/aTASAhJpP4 and this https://t.co/1lohCyGnpJ in one morning

Jul. 25th, 2016 @ 2:20 pm
RT @drgilliland: From prison to Dem Nat Convention, Veon gets 'back in the game' @TomFontaineTrib - https://t.co/RSATn1BEMR https://t.co/DV…

Jul. 25th, 2016 @ 2:18 pm
RT @billy_penn: I-95 is a disaster because every single truck is being weighed for DNC security reasons. https://t.co/ycG97Q9yE1

Jul. 24th, 2016 @ 4:34 pm
RT @ByChrisBrennan: DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz quits as party head, won't preside over convention https://t.co/khi4Waniws via @phil

Jul. 13th, 2016 @ 10:08 am
RT @drgilliland: Rising PA Democratic star @JohnFetterman throws support behind @HillaryClinton - story by @SalenaZitoTrib : https://t.co/9…

Jul. 7th, 2016 @ 4:25 pm
RT @anna_orso: Judge rules AGAINST Bill Cosby and sends his case heading toward trial. Again.

Jun. 28th, 2016 @ 3:52 pm
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Jun. 22nd, 2016 @ 5:52 pm
RT @rswiftTT: #Pa House defeats expanded gambling amendment 116-79 creating uncertainty in budget deal-making

Jun. 21st, 2016 @ 12:47 pm
RT @ByChrisBrennan: U.S Rep. @chakafattah convicted on federal corruption charges. https://t.co/yd4CQC7OUM

Jun. 21st, 2016 @ 6:22 pm
RT @AngelasInk: #PAHouse approves politically charged bill placing new limits on abortion. Vote was 132-65. Measure now goes to #PASenate.…

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Apr. 26th, 2016 @ 10:30 pm
RT @houseofbuddy: HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Pennsylvania Democrats pick party establishment choice Katie McGinty as US Senate candidate.

Apr. 17th, 2016 @ 5:12 pm
Governor Wolf signs #SB3 https://t.co/qkrLOQpUw5

Apr. 15th, 2016 @ 5:31 pm
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Apr. 6th, 2016 @ 4:07 pm
RT @romyvarghese: Redemption for Harrisburg agency in the muni market, after its predecessor nearly bankrupted the city. https://t.co/sEQtK…

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Mar. 16th, 2016 @ 6:33 pm
PA House votes to legalize medical marijuana, next step PA Senate.

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RT @houseofbuddy: Justice Michael Eakin went with brevity in yesterday's resignation letter. https://t.co/S6bpX5hsud

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