Dauphin County Watch

Elements of Comprehensive and Sustainable Public-Sector Defined Benefit Pension Reform

By at February 7, 2015 | 10:29 pm | 0 Comment

What Everyone Needs to Know

Richard C. Dreyfuss

Pension Workshop
Central Dauphin School District
February 3, 2015

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Dauphin County Watch , Education , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Watch Dog

UNREDACTED, Finally. Derry’s Government Waste Continues

By at March 20, 2014 | 12:57 pm | 0 Comment

UNREDACTED, Finally. Derry’s Government Waste Continues

Summary: The whole front page of a recent Sun was about the Unredacted expenses related to the previous school board’s expenditures.  This is my follow up on exponentially bigger waste, for the same reasons (political connections alone) at the Twp.… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues

The Rise and Fall of James Ellison

By at October 30, 2013 | 11:44 am | 0 Comment

The Rise and Fall of James Ellison

1996: James Ellison moved to Harrisburg in 1996 and graduated from Widener Law School in 1997. Mr. Ellison is currently an equity partner at Rhoads & Sinon.

Mr Ellison was past Chairman and CEO of the Harrisburg Authority, past Chairman of the… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch , Haste Makes Waste

Coalition Forming to Challenge Corbett Administration’s Harrisburg Bailout Plans Involving LCSWMA Incinerator Purchase

By at September 24, 2013 | 11:54 am | 0 Comment

Coalition Forming to Challenge Corbett Administration’s Harrisburg Bailout Plans Involving LCSWMA Incinerator Purchase

Citizens dissatisfied with the Corbett administration’s plan to bailout Harrisburg are planning to oppose it in court.

Corbett’s receiver released the so-called “Harrisburg Strong” plan on August 26. It was ratified by Harrisburg city council this Monday, September 16, amid… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch , Haste Makes Waste , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Take It or Leave It: LCSWMA’s Jim Warner Bristles at Tough Questions From Harrisburg City Council

By at September 13, 2013 | 6:15 pm | 0 Comment

Take It or Leave It: LCSWMA’s Jim Warner Bristles at Tough Questions From Harrisburg City Council

Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) CEO Jim Warner faced tough questions at Harrisburg city council meeting Thursday night.

The council meeting was held to consider the city receiver’s plan to sell the Harrisburg incinerator to the Lancaster authority.… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch , Energy & Environment , Featured , Haste Makes Waste , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Incinerator Sale: Testimony of Eric Epstein Before the Harrisburg City Council

By at September 13, 2013 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Incinerator Sale: Testimony of Eric Epstein Before the Harrisburg City Council

Since 1987  I have  document noncompliance issues afflicting the Harrisburg Steam Generating Faculty (“HSGF”), renamed the Harrisburg Materials, Energy, Recycling and Resource Recovery Facility (“HRRF”) in 1992.

Whatever you call it, the incinerator generated ash from the incineration of household… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch , Energy & Environment , Featured , Haste Makes Waste , Political

What Was Dauphin County’s Role In Selling the Harrisburg Incinerator?

By at August 26, 2013 | 3:13 pm | 0 Comment

What Was Dauphin County’s Role In Selling the Harrisburg Incinerator?

Representatives from Dauphin County have stated they were not an agent in the sale of the Harrisburg Incinerator. However, minutes from the Lancaster Solid Waste Management Authority appear to undermine this contention:

The County is not acting as an agent for either the

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Dauphin County Watch , Haste Makes Waste

Parties at center of Attorney General investigation of Harrisburg incinerator deeply involved in LCSWMA deal

By at August 20, 2013 | 12:06 pm | 0 Comment

Parties at center of Attorney General investigation of Harrisburg incinerator deeply involved in LCSWMA deal

Pennsylvanians for whatever reason have a lot of problems calling the cops.

Some of our biggest criminal cases, past and present, involve the startling question: Why didn’t they call the cops?

This was driven home this week when Pennsylvania Attorney… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch , Energy & Environment , Haste Makes Waste , Political

Dauphin County Stonewalls on Incinerator; Buries Hazardous Waste Issue

By at August 8, 2013 | 11:48 am | 0 Comment

Dauphin County refuses to conduct environmental due diligence on the sale of the Harrisburg incinerator.

The County is clearly negotiating the “sale price for their  asset.” As such the County has the ability and fiduciary responsible its to request the… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch , Haste Makes Waste , Pennsylvania Issues

How the Corbett Administration Is Diverting State Funds to Bail Out Harrisburg

By at August 1, 2013 | 12:13 pm | 0 Comment

How the Corbett Administration Is Diverting State Funds to Bail Out Harrisburg

How do you make a state bailout not look like a state bailout?

That question is now being answered in Harrisburg, even if in a ridiculous fashion, in part by two words: parking spaces.

For months observers of Harrisburg’s bond… Read the rest

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