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On verge of shutdown, PA’s straggling horse-racing industry could get more help

By at May 24, 2016 | 12:15 am | 0 Comment

by Andrew Staub

Pennsylvania’s wilting horse-racing industry can no longer support the fund that pays to oversee the sport, a development that could lead to a shutdown by late November.

Yet the races could go on, through Thanksgiving and thereafter,… Read the rest

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PA Pension Debt has passed $66 billion

By at May 6, 2016 | 11:32 am | 0 Comment

PA Pension Debt has passed $66 billion

Pennsylvania’s Pension Debt has now passed $66 billion.   The new figure is a revision using the 12/31/15 State Employees Retirement System (SERS) report.  Prior to its release, the “clock” was based on the 12/31/14 report and adjusted as accurately as… Read the rest

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Gerrymandering Kills Representative Democracy

By at March 24, 2016 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment

by A. Sniveling Malcontent

Recently Harrisburg denizens heard the early sounds of discontent about the way legislative and Congressional districts are drawn every 10 years after the national census. Our current system, approved by voters following the… Read the rest

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Gene Stilp Presents the Latest Available Kathleen Kane Holiday Specials

By at December 22, 2015 | 7:48 pm | 0 Comment

Gene Stilp Presents the Latest Available Kathleen Kane Holiday Specials

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Kane appoints special prosecutor to unravel PornGate

By at December 11, 2015 | 9:23 am | 0 Comment

by Andrew Staub

Pennsylvanians have already suffered the indignity of learning that judges, prosecutors and other law enforcement officials have used state computer systems to exchange pornographic, racist and misogynistic emails.

Now, state taxpayers will pick up the bill for… Read the rest

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After Sandusky wins back pension, PA senator calls for stricter forfeiture law

By at December 3, 2015 | 11:17 pm | 0 Comment

by Andrew Staub

Jerry Sandusky might have gotten his public pension back, but one lawmaker wants to ensure taxpayers aren’t footing the bill for other sex offenders’ retirements.

State Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, plans to… Read the rest

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THIS IS A HISTORIC DAY FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA AS DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERALS ARE FINALLY CALLED TO TESTIFY

By at November 18, 2015 | 4:28 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015

CONTACT: GENE STILP
717-829-5600

THIS IS A HISTORIC DAY FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA AS
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERALS ARE FINALLY CALLED TO TESTIFY

 

After months of delay,… Read the rest

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STILP ACCUSES SUPREME COURT OF INACTION ON DISBARMENT OF KATHLEEN KANE

By at November 18, 2015 | 4:26 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 13, 2015

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

 

STILP ACCUSES SUPREME COURT OF INACTION
ON DISBARMENT OF KATHLEEN KANE

 

Just what are the responsibilities of the Supreme Court when… Read the rest

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No cookies for you! Wolf’s gift ban foils sweet-toothed Pennsylvania employees

By at September 24, 2015 | 10:41 pm | 0 Comment

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

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When Unions and Civil Rights Activists Worked Together

By at September 10, 2015 | 1:02 am | 0 Comment

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

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