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January 17, 2012

A Tale of Two Fees

On Tuesday, November 15,the Pennsylvania Senate passed SB 1100, an “Impact Fee” on natural gas drillers operating in the Marcellus Shale region, by a vote of 29 to 20.  To see how your State Senator voted, click here.  Two days later, the PA House passed its own version of an Impact Fee, HB 1950, by...

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January 17, 2012

“Save our Homes!” – LAMPa’s work to restore the HEMAP program

Pennsylvania’s Homeowner’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) has been preventing foreclosures since 1983.  Now, thanks to a funding cut of around 80% in the 2011-2012 state budget, HEMAP will essentially close down, having only enough money ($2 million) to fulfill current obligations. A quick lesson in how HEMAP works illustrates why saving this program is...

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January 16, 2012

Website Update

We are currently recovering from a loss of all our website data due to a database issue. Thanks for your patience as we rebuild out content.

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