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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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Top Ten American Airlines as ranked by Consumer Reports

By at July 14, 2014 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten American Airlines as ranked by Consumer Reports

  1. Virgin America.
  2. Southwest Airlines.
  3. JetBlue Airways.
  4. Hawaiian Airlines.
  5. Alaska Airlines.
  6. Frontier Airlines.
  7. Delta Air Lines.
  8. US Airways.
  9. American Airlines.
  10. United Airlines.

 

Source: Travel Channel
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Pennsylvania Dramatically Decreased Funding for Higher Education from 2008-2014

By at June 30, 2014 | 10:42 am | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Dramatically Decreased Funding for Higher Education from 2008-2014

State Ranks Low in Seven of Eight Indicators

Most of the debate surrounding Governor Corbett’s education polices have focused on the impact of budget cuts on public schools K -12. Reductions in full-day kindergarten programs, furloughed teachers, increased… Read the rest

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Top Ten Corrupt States

By at June 30, 2014 | 10:26 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Corrupt States

  1. Mississippi.
  2. Louisiana.
  3. Tennessee.
  4. Illinois.
  5. Pennsylvania.
  6. Alabama.
  7. Alaska.
  8. South Dakota.
  9. Kentucky.
  10. Florida.

 

Sources: Fortune.com, Wiley.com
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Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political , Watch Dog

Top Ten Per Diems for State Legislators

By at June 16, 2014 | 11:48 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Per Diems for State Legislators

State Ranking Per diem Annual Salary
1) Alaska $234.00 $50,400
2) Kentucky $188.22 $21,462.12
2) Tennessee $188.00

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Top Ten Highest Paid Legislatures

By at June 9, 2014 | 10:34 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Highest Paid Legislatures

Pennsylvania Remains Second Highest Paid Legislature in the Nation

 

State Ranking Annual Salary
1) California: $90,526.
Decrease from 2012 when

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Top Ten States for Military Retirees

By at June 2, 2014 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten States for Military Retirees

Based on Economic Environment, Quality of Life & Health Care

Pennsylvania Ranked #46

  1. Wyoming.
  2. New Hampshire.
  3. Montana.
  4. South Dakota.
  5. Nebraska.
  6. Alaska.
  7. Delaware.
  8. Kansas.
  9. Oklahoma.
  10. Maine.

Source: John S. Kiernan
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The Road Not Taken: A Summary of Attempts to Ban Gifts from 2006-2014

By at May 27, 2014 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

The Road Not Taken: A Summary of Attempts to Ban Gifts from 2006-2014

Comments by Eric Epstein
Image Concepts by Gene Stilp

May 27, 2014

 

The plot is always the same and the ending is never a surprise. Political scandal followed by public outrage. Politicians… Read the rest

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Top Twenty Greatest War Films

By at May 26, 2014 | 8:38 am | 0 Comment

Top Twenty Greatest War Films

Compiled by Military History Magazine

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front, (1930)
  2. Paths of Glory, (1957)
  3. Das Boot, (1981)
  4. Letters from Iwo Jima, (2006)
  5. Alexander Nevsky, (1938)
  6. Lawrence of Arabia, (1962)
  7. La Grande Illusion, (1937)

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The Top 10 Most Valuable Teams in the NBA

By at May 19, 2014 | 8:42 am | 0 Comment

The Top 10 Most Valuable Teams in the NBA

In the heat of the National Basketball Association’s (“NBA”) playoffs – and amidst mounting pressure for the Sterling Family to sell the Los Angeles Clippers – Rock the Capital* is sharing a portion of Forbes Magazine’s annual valuation list of… Read the rest

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