Governor Tom Corbett Accepted more than $1.6 Million in campaign contributions from oil and natural gas executives. Earlier this year, signed Act 13 into law, creating the lowest severance tax on natural gas in the US and requiring health professionals to sign confidentiality agreements before they can find out what poisoned you.
Asked by NPR’s State Impact about thegag order on doctors, Governor Corbettreplied:“I’m not sure how that got in there.”Corbett: 2,172,763Onorato: 1,814,788Margin: 357,975 votes.500,000 eligible voters in Philadelphia failed tovote.
The PA Legislature253 full-time legislators. Lost the keyMarcellus Shale vote by 11 votes in theHouse.Need to move six legislators to win.Average margin in the top 25 competitivedistricts: 3035 votes
In 2010, Rick Saccone beat Dave Levdansky inthe 39th District.Levdansky was one of the most importantenvironmental champions in the legislature.Saccone voted against Act 13 because it wastoo strict.His key accomplishment: The Year of the Biblebill.
Saccone beat Levdansky by 151 votes.16,780 eligible voters in District 39failed to vote.
Their gifts to us:“Fracking”“Cracker plant”“My tap water is on fire.”Our gifts to them:“TMDL” “Nutrients” “point source”“Well, different studies say different thingsabout the effect of nitrogen on the humanbody.”“Scientists say…”