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Millionaire to welfare: A case of the accuser judged by the accused

By at September 27, 2014 | 12:08 pm | 0 Comment

Millionaire to welfare: A case of the accuser judged by the accused

by and , for the Independent Gazette

As the Independent Gazette delves further into the Custody for Cash saga,… Read the rest

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SEC to Investigate Legislators Taking Cash

By at July 23, 2014 | 11:19 am | 0 Comment

SEC to Investigate Legislators Taking Cash

The legislative sting case that the Attorney General Kathleen Kane decided not to pursue is now being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission.

As part of a Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s sting operation, four state representatives were allegedly… Read the rest

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Auditor Express: Fighting for Accountability, People and Jobs

By at July 14, 2014 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

by Eugene A. DePasquale

 

Good morning,

I recently released two major audits that may be of interest to you. One found that the welfare benefit system failed to detect benefits being issued on cards associated with Social Security Numbers… Read the rest

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Pennsylvania Issues , Press Releases , Watch Dog

A year wasted? That’s up for debate

By at July 7, 2014 | 11:04 am | 0 Comment

A year wasted? That’s up for debate

By Andrew Staub
PA Independent

The theme at the state Capitol this week could be “unfinished business.”
After all, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has refused to sign a no-new-taxes budget passed by state legislators from his own party and… Read the rest

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State rep. wants to ban vanity plates for Pa. lawmakers

By at June 11, 2014 | 10:37 am | 0 Comment

State rep. wants to ban vanity plates for Pa. lawmakers

By Andrew Staub

In case Pennsylvania lawmakers need to get creative with their vanity license plates, NO1 SEN and BESTREP are still available, at least for now.

Members of the state’s General Assembly and congressional delegation could find themselves in… Read the rest

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Reform-minded activists deliver cash ‘bribes’ in state Capitol

By at May 28, 2014 | 3:03 pm | 0 Comment

Reform-minded activists deliver cash ‘bribes’ in state Capitol

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent

For about a decade, activists for government reform have tried unsuccessfully to persuade Pennsylvania lawmakers and two governors to ban gifts.

On Tuesday, they started speaking in cash, though none of the sort… Read the rest

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Time to Tune-Up Charter Schools

By at May 20, 2014 | 5:34 pm | 0 Comment

Time to Tune-Up Charter Schools

Good afternoon,

Earlier this week I released a special report, Pennsylvania Charter School Accountability and Transparency: Time for a Tune-Up., which is a follow-up to a series of public meetings I held earlier this year to identify ways to improve… Read the rest

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PA Treasurer Rob McCord: expensive hotel stays, billed to the state

By at May 2, 2014 | 1:00 pm | 0 Comment

PA Treasurer Rob McCord: expensive hotel stays, billed to the state

Since the Omni William Penn Hotel opened in 1916, the Pittsburgh landmark has served as a resting spot for movie stars, dignitaries and several presidents, including John F. Kennedy.

It even has the distinction of hosting President Dwight D. Eisenhower… Read the rest

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Second “Ethics Gate” Scandal Suit Filed

By at April 4, 2014 | 2:24 pm | 0 Comment

Second “Ethics Gate” Scandal Suit Filed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014

CONTACT: GENE STILP
717-829-5600
genestilp@comcast.net

SECOND “ETHICS GATE” SCANDAL SUIT FILED

CITIZEN ACTIVIST GENE STILP FILES SUPPLEMENTAL SUIT AGAINST PA STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, SENATE REPUBLICAN AND… Read the rest

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NSA

By at December 23, 2013 | 4:12 pm | 0 Comment

NSA

by Gabriella Epstein

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