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Top Ten Highest Paid State Government Employees

By at August 25, 2014 | 9:33 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Highest Paid State Government Employees

 

Name
Position & Department
Salary for 2013
1) James Preston

President and CEO, PA Higher Education Assistance

$319,837
2) Shahla Behjat

Psychiatrist Supervisor, Public

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Top Ten States with Highest Debt

By at August 18, 2014 | 4:55 pm | 0 Comment

Top Ten States with Highest Debt

Based on “State Budget Solutions’ Fourth Annual State Debt Report” by Cory Eucalitto

 

State Total State Debt
1) California $777,918,403
2) North Carolina

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Reform Group Asks for Mr. Tomalis’ Pension to be Calculated at Lower Rate

By at August 18, 2014 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

Data obtained through Right to Know requests demonstrate that former Secretary of Education Ronald Tomalis is exploiting a loophole – known as the “footprint rule” – to increase the amount of his retirement payout.

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Monday August 18 at 11:30 am: Press Conference Ron Tomalis’ Pension; Possible PDE Coverup

By at August 17, 2014 | 6:21 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014

CONTACT:
ERIC EPSTEIN
ROCK THE CAPITAL
717-635-8615

GENE STILP
717-829-5600

PRESS CONFERENCE ON TOMALIS’ PENSION AND POSSIBLE PDE COVERUP

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Best American Airlines in 2014

By at August 11, 2014 | 2:48 pm | 0 Comment

Best American Airlines in 2014

1. Delta.

2. Virgin America.

3. Alaska.

4. JetBlue.

5. Frontier.

6. Southwest (with Airtran).

7. American (with US Airways).

8. United.

 

Source: Airfarewatchdog
Photo by AndrewC75

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Ghost Employee

By at August 4, 2014 | 3:09 pm | 0 Comment

Ghost Employee

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Most Dangerous States to Drive Based on Road Fatalities

By at August 4, 2014 | 2:57 pm | 0 Comment

Most Dangerous States to Drive Based on Road Fatalities

State Road fatalities in 2012
1) Texas 3,398
2) California 2,857
3) Florida 2,424
4) Pennsylvania 1,310
5) North Carolina

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Pension Backgrounder

By at July 28, 2014 | 11:48 am | 0 Comment

Rock the Capital has compiled a summary of key pension dates and developments relating to Pennsylvania’s public pension crisis. Feel free to duplicate or reference this document, but we ask that you attribute Rock the Capital as the source.

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America’s Richest States

By at July 28, 2014 | 10:59 am | 0 Comment

America’s Richest States

1. Maryland
Median household income: $71,122
Population: 5,884,563 (19th highest)
Unemployment rate: 6.8% (17th lowest)
Pct. below poverty line: 10.3% (3rd lowest)

2. New Jersey
Median household income: $69,667
Population: 8,864,590 (11th highest)
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America’s Ten Poorest States

By at July 22, 2014 | 5:21 pm | 0 Comment

America’s Ten Poorest States

1. Mississippi
• Median household income: $37,095
• Population: 2,984,926 (20th lowest)
•  Unemployment rate: 9.2% (6th highest)
• Pct. below poverty line: 24.2% (the highest)

2. Arkansas
• Median household income: $40,112
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