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by Eric Boehm for PA Independent
Some sweet-toothed state employees were busted by Pennsylvania’s inspector general for skirting the Wolf administration’s gift ban.
Their offense: accepting a plate of holiday cookies.
The cookies, which the inspector general notes… Read the rest[...read more]
Campaigners for racial justice and worker rights have often stood shoulder to shoulder.
Rick Smith hosts a daily radio talk show based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which bills itself as the place “where working people come to talk.” Smith makes it… Read the rest[...read more]
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by Rep. John D McGinnis (R-Blair County)
For more than 10 years, taxpayer dollars in Pennsylvania have been improperly diverted to other ends from funding the state pension systems, SERS and PSERS. If a corporation misappropriated retirement funds in this… Read the rest[...read more]
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By Andrew Staub, PA Independent
Sometimes office policy just isn’t enough.
A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to make it illegal for state employees to use commonwealth-owned computers, networks or cellphones to view or exchange pornography.
“While most state agencies… Read the rest[...read more]
by Gene Stilp
We know what happened to the Edmund Fitzgerald. We now know what happened in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in March in the Kathleen Kane case. We generally know what will happen to the Kathleen Kane.
Politically, it… Read the rest[...read more]
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Pennsylvania lawmakers last summer passed a patchwork spending plan that contributed to a credit rating downgrade and exacerbated a budget shortfall expected to top $2 billion this year.
Yet at the time… Read the rest[...read more]
By Steve Wilson of Watchdog.org
This is it. Our top two in a hall-of-fame lineup of 17 Good Guys of 2014. These citizens, government officials and politicians took to heart the mission of Watchdog.org, to hold government at all… Read the rest[...read more]
by Andrew Staub | PA Independent
First, Rob McCord lost his bid to be Pennsylvania’s newest governor when he finished third in the Democratic primary and watched as nominee Tom Wolf unseated Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett.
Then,… Read the rest[...read more]