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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:33 PM

Woohoo - for the price of airfare&hotel vacation to RI you too can dig up Pennsylvania!!!!



Natural-gas exec paid for Corbett 2011 vacation


http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/Natural-gas-exec-paid-for-Corbett-2011-vacation.html
Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife accepted a Rhode Island vacation last year from a businessman even as regulators from the state Department of Environmental Conservation were looking into his firm's operation of a natural-gas waste transfer station without a permit.

The StateImpact Pennsylvania project is reporting that the governor just last month amended his original 2011 ethics filing to add that John Moran Jr. of Moran Industries had paid $1,422 to fly Corbett and his wife to a hotel in Rhode Island and put them up in a hotel for a long weekend in July of that year.

Moran -- also identified as a major Corbett donor who has given at least $75,000 to his campaigns and was named by the governor to his privatization panel -- is a trucking executive who launched an oil-and-gas subsidiary. He told a reporter at last year's opening of his "natural gas park" in Williamsport that the rise of the gas industry here is "a gift from God."

In December of last year -- or five months after Moran paid for the Corbetts' vacation -- the Natural Resources Defense Council, or NRDC, reported that Pennsylvania regulators had been investigating for more than a year Moran's operation of the Sunbury, Pa., waste-transfer site . The facility had been shipping drilling waste by rail to a landfill in Ohio without a permit. It said that Moran had claimed he didn't need a permit because of a loophole in federal railroad law.

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Reply Woohoo - for the price of airfare&hotel vacation to RI you too can dig up Pennsylvania!!!! (Original post)
LynneSin Dec 2012 OP
Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #1
enough Dec 2012 #2
Marie Marie Dec 2012 #3
Lugnut Dec 2012 #4
Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #5
JPZenger Dec 2012 #6

Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:00 PM

1. Is there even a tad of ethics and morality in that man?

I have always thought that politicians, for the most part, were not the most upright, but Corbett takes the cake. I am in a constant state of outrage, and it doesn't look like it will be ending any time soon.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:04 PM

2. There's not a tad of ethics or morality anywhere in PA, my own

very sorry state.

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Response to enough (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:52 PM

3. Another PA-er here and I totally agree.

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Response to enough (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:53 AM

4. You are correct.

I was born here in NE PA and have lived here my whole life. The corruption that exists in state and local government is outrageous. My county is notorious for the Kids-for-Cash judges. We are a very sorry state.

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Response to enough (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:40 PM

5. I was born and raised here, left and returned.

My sisters both also left, and they are looking to relocate now that they are closer to retirement, but neither of them will move back to PA. They say it is too highly taxed with no better government than other states, they think it is corrupt... and they are both conservatives so would not have the stomach-turning I have over the GOP rule.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:42 PM

6. Whoopsie. He forgot to report it last year.

You would think for $174K salary plus a free mansion with staff, and full benefits, and a free SUV with a driver for him and another state SUV for his wife, Corbett could afford to pay for his own vacations.

Maybe he can take along some of the thousands of laid off teachers with him next time.

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