Not everyday can one see the official Pennsylvania House Republican website promote a new tax. Go to www.pahousegop.com/NewsItem.aspx?NewsID=12537.
The DiGirolamo-Murt drilling tax bill gets the GOP website love, showing how deep the splits on this issue are within the Republican party and how intense public pressure for a drilling tax has become.
Grover Norquist is not going to be happy and nor will the Commonwealth Foundation, Grover's Pennsylvania ally.
Better see this material quickly, because it could be gone when the right wing complains to its champion--Mike Turzai. Or perhaps enough House Republicans want to declare their independence from Grover and his allies that the website will keep up its support for DiGirolamo-Murt, and Representative Turzai will allow a vote on their bill.
Watching the twists and turns on this issue is fascinating.