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Statement of Eric Epstein: The Legislative Audit Advisory Commission’s Approval of a “Slush Fund”

By at March 21, 2017 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

Every year the Legislature budgets more taxpayer money than it needs, and creates an artificial surplus which it refunds to itself. The  unspent funds from the “non-lapsing” accounts roll-over into discretionary  slush funds.

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The Smoke Behind the Mirror: The Property Tax Independence Act

By at February 17, 2017 | 1:05 pm | 0 Comment

Everybody hates property taxes. On that we can agree. But the current proposal floating around Harrisburg is more onerous than property taxes, and would actually increase taxes.

The Property Tax Independence Act will be introduced in the Senate. This proposal… Read the rest

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Reform Advocates Ask Shapiro to Investigate Kane, Parks Miller, Castor Connections

By at January 17, 2017 | 11:34 am | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 17, 2017

CONTACT:
GENE STILP 717-829-5600
ERIC EPSTEIN 717-635-8615

STATE REFORM ADVOCATES ASK NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL SHAPIRO TO INVESTIGATE THE KATHLEEN KANE, STACY PARKS MILLER, BRUCE CASTOR CONNECTIONS 

In a letter dated September 17, 2017, … Read the rest

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How Many Elected Offices Can Full-Time Legislators Hold Simultaneously?

By at January 17, 2017 | 11:29 am | 0 Comment

Carolyn Comitta has been Mayor of West Chester since January of 2010. Her second term is over at the end of 2017.  When folks have asked Mayor Comitta  about the process for replacing her as Mayor, she has stated that… Read the rest

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A. Lane Used Furniture to Shut It’s Doors on October 29, 2016

By at October 14, 2016 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

A. Lane Used Furniture store had been in business since 1926, and operated by four generations of family members. I was the last proprietor.

The anchor of the store was Gene Fievish. Known as Lane, Gene was a Harrisburg institution,… Read the rest

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Autism in the absence of MMR vaccine

By at August 30, 2016 | 12:29 am | 0 Comment

A link has been postulated between the specific use of the triple MMR vaccine and the rise of childhood autism. Though very considerable research has shown there to be no connection, some people continue to believe in such a link… Read the rest

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LZ – Resurrection: Spiritual Healing Worship Service Planned

By at August 30, 2016 | 12:28 am | 0 Comment

LZ – Resurrection:  Spiritual Healing Worship Service Planned

Harrisburg, PA –  The Interdenominational Ministers Conference (IMC) of Harrisburg, will hold a Spiritual Healing Worship Service for Veterans and Military Families from 11:00 am –1 pm, Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Bethany AME Church, 912 S. 21st Street, Harrisburg,… Read the rest

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Pennsylvania Pension Debt: $68,005,526,682

By at August 30, 2016 | 12:25 am | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Pension Debt: $68,005,526,682

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You’d think sending lawmakers to jail would prompt prison reform – but not so fast

By at August 30, 2016 | 12:21 am | 0 Comment

by Jeff Coleman and Eric Epstein

In one moment, corrupt and scandal-tainted political characters are cutting ribbons for highways, bridges, and community centers, named in their honor by colleagues and beneficiaries of benevolence.

The state Capitol is a mausoleum for… Read the rest

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2016-2017 Enacted Budget, General Fund State Appropriations

By at August 4, 2016 | 10:02 pm | 0 Comment

2016-2017 Enacted Budget, General Fund State Appropriations

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