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Pennsylvania Legislators Flying a Too-Friendly Sky?

By at August 30, 2010 | 3:27 pm | 57 Comments

From the Philadelphia Weekly Press: Between 2007 and 2009, Pennsylvania’s state legislators spent $52,564.80 on flights within the state and to special legislative conferences and presentations around the country. Some waited until the day beforehand to book their flights, and some lacked receipts for flights costing hundreds of dollars. Of the 59 state legislators who […]

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Debates , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues

DRPA approves reform measures

By at August 30, 2010 | 12:27 pm | 1 Comments

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: The board of the DRPA on Wednesday toughened conflict-of-interest and other rules before going into closed session to decide the fate of Corporate Secretary John Lawless. After meeting for almost three hours, board members voted to merge the position of corporate secretary with the position of general counsel, which is held […]

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Democracy Rising PA: Integrity Questionnaire Update

By at August 30, 2010 | 12:15 pm | 77 Comments

We have received a lot of email about this year’s Integrity Questionnaire and the lack of response by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett. All we can tell you is that the Corbett campaign continues to say they will respond. Democracy Rising PA and Rock the Capital sent the questionnaire on July 6 and asked for […]

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Auditor General Jack Wagner Proposes Reforms for Delaware River Port Authority

By at August 28, 2010 | 3:59 pm | 0 Comment

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Says issues can’t wait until Aug. 18th board meeting HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27, 2010 – Auditor General Jack Wagner sent a letter yesterday to John Estey, the chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority, calling for ten categories of reforms to be instituted at the authority in light of revelations […]

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Rep’s robocall a rub with opponent

By at August 17, 2010 | 2:10 am | 1 Comments

From ABC27: You’ve no doubt received phone calls from politicians. They might bother you during dinner or interrupt family time. It might also irritate you to know that you may be paying for them. Gene Stilp is a Democrat running for a state representative of Dauphin County. He says he was shocked last week when […]

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Cut WAMs First, Schroder, Lawmakers Say

By at August 17, 2010 | 2:09 am | 39 Comments

Rep. Curt Schroder 155th District Pennsylvania House of Representatives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HARRISBURG – As the governor and legislative leaders continue discussions about budget cuts necessitated by the reduction in expected federal Medicaid assistance (FMAP) funding, Rep. Curt Schroder (R-East Brandywine) and 26 fellow Republican lawmakers said that discretionary grant funding known as WAMs should […]

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Governor Rendell Tours State to Highlight State’s Transportation Funding Crisis

By at August 17, 2010 | 2:08 am | 0 Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 3 10 a.m. – Lehigh County – Allentown (SR 1002, Tilghman Street bridge; Approx. Location: 688 North Brick St. Allentown, 18102) 2:30 p.m. – Delaware County – Swarthmore (SEPTA Crum Creek Viaduct on Media-Elwyn line; Park at Swarthmore College’s Lamb-Miller Field House, 10 Field House Lane, Swarthmore, 19081 for shuttle to the event […]

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