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by Ted Babiy
Our small family homebuilding business has been shattered by a nightmarish loophole that undermines Pennsylvania’s entire legal system. By refusing to publish 94% of its Decisions, the Superior Court denies transparency, accountability, and the fair… Read the rest[...read more]
Checking in on the state of the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court isn’t for the weak of constitution these days.
That’s thanks to the stunning development from earlier this week, when the state Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery from his… Read the rest[...read more]
As the Independent Gazette delves further into the Custody for Cash saga,… Read the rest[...read more]
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[...read more]
by Eugene A. DePasquale
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[...read more]
By Andrew Staub
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
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]