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Two Guys from York

By at December 19, 2016 | 6:26 pm | 0 Comment

by Barry Shutt

My name is Barry Shutt. I’m a nobody.  Just an old retired guy trying for the last two an a half years to draw attention to Pennsylvania’s growing pension debt crisis with the hope that someone in… Read the rest

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Should Allentown keep the NIZ surplus?

By at December 19, 2016 | 6:21 pm | 0 Comment

After giving $144 million in tax subsidies to developers and the PPL Center for the last four years, Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone is expected for the first time to generate more tax money than it did before the NIZ opened.… Read the rest

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Nuclear Power Is Not “Green Energy”: It Is a Fount of Atomic Waste

By at December 19, 2016 | 5:29 pm | 0 Comment

Starting in 1971, I became a card-carrying member of the “nuclear priesthood.” I began as a licensed nuclear reactor operator and progressed through the industry to become a senior vice president. I believed, with religious fervor, that by helping to… Read the rest

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What Happened to House Bill 1947?

By at October 27, 2016 | 3:41 pm | 0 Comment

By Rep. Mark Rozzi

The Altoona/Johnstown Diocese grand jury report released in March about the wholesale abuse of innocent children by depraved predators, finally unleashed the public outrage that had been missing for over a decade.    The powers-that-be covered up… Read the rest

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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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