Posts By jesse White

Being a Big Brother has a Big Impact

Tweet As an elected official, I am often asked to serve on various Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for different non-profits. Usually the commitment involves attending meetings when possible, providing strategic direction and assisting in fundraising and promoting awareness. One organization caught my interest and drove me to invest much more, and the resultsRead… Read more »

A Pennsylvania Permanent Fund?

Tweet Each year since 1982 every person who has been a resident of Alaska for the previous year and indicates an intention to remain gets a Permanent Fund Dividend check from the state. Everyone receives an equal share of the appropriation from the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund with parents responsible for the checksRead… Read more »

Is Black Friday Really Just “Occupy Wal-Mart?”

Tweet This commercial creeps me out in ways I can’t even begin to describe. I just don’t get Black Friday. I’ve tried to understand but it’s just not happening. Somehow the wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving, designed for us to spend time with family and friends and simply relax, has been unceremoniously cut short because peopleRead… Read more »

Purple Heart Interchange Unveiled

A little rain (ok, a lot of rain) didn’t stop us from having a great time at the unveiling of the Purple Heart Interchange in Southpointe today. Near the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Cecil Township, this interchange at Exit 48 of Interstate 79 was approved as result of HB 1799, a bill IRead… Read more »

Let’s Make a “Local Impact” on PA’s Marcellus Shale Policy

MMC Public Hearing Set for Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30 PM at Canon McMillan High School; Public Participation Encouraged As the Legislature prepares to return to session next month, there is no shortage of hot-button issues waiting to be dealt with. Controversial proposals to privatize the state liquor stores and implement experimental school vouchers areRead… Read more »

A Local Solution to Marcellus Shale Wastewater Concerns?

Nice article in today’s Observer-Reporter by Michael Bradwell about a new mobile water treatment system that can be taken on-site to process waste water from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling. The technology and process we saw yesterday was being developed by Aquatech, a local company with 30 years experience in the water treatment industry. ForRead… Read more »

White introduces local impact fee bill on natural gas extraction

HB 1748 would maintain local control while providing funding for infrastructure, environmental and education concerns HARRISBURG, July 18 – State Rep. Jesse White, D-Washington/Allegheny/Beaver, has introduced HB 1748, legislation that would establish a local impact fee on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania. Under White’s legislation, an annual base fee of $20,000 would be assessed andRead… Read more »