The Triadvocate is a publication of Triad Strategies, LLC, a bipartisan lobbying, public affairs, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, issue management consulting firm located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
Welcome to our somewhat-truncated holiday weekend version of the weekly update, which comes at you on Saturday because Typepad was very uncooperative on Friday, and we basically got fed up and left the office. So we are a day late and a dollar short, but here is the news anyway!
As April moves forward and we continue to get depressing news from the Department of Revenue about tax collections (the state is now $175 million behind projections for the year), there is some renewed discussion at the very highest levels of the General Assembly about an extraction tax being levied on natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania.
Before we dive into the shallow end of the political pool, we would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the victims of the mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in western Pennsylvania. We would also like to thank the many heroes on site who undoubtedly helped save lives. Good sometimes does conquer evil.
At any given moment, there could be literally thousands of messages trying to pierce your consciousness, all competing for your attention. Your TV is on while you scroll through Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Maybe you occasionally mute the TV and check out what’s on Pandora while you listen to your voice mails, check your e-mails and read the text your child just sent you.