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View porn on state computers? You should go to jail, lawmaker says

By at March 27, 2015 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

View porn on state computers? You should go to jail, lawmaker says

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.

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The Morality Police

By at March 24, 2015 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment

The Morality Police

In Saudi Arabia, the Mutaween are 3,500 public officials and thousands of volunteers who work for the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. They are responsible for enforcing strict religious laws. Among the many laws… Read the rest

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States with the Lowest Minimum Wage

By at March 23, 2015 | 1:34 pm | 0 Comment

States with the Lowest Minimum Wage

As of February  24, 2015, 29 states and D.C. have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage.

State Minimum wage
1. Alabama
Fourth poorest state in America.
None

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Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is Holding 4 Public Meetings to Discuss a Potential Constitutional Amendment on Tax-Exempt Properties and Public Charities

By at March 19, 2015 | 1:55 pm | 0 Comment

The series of informational meetings in March will provide voters with balanced information on a possible constitutional amendment that could significantly impact local communities by changing the way purely public charities are designated.

Read the testimony from the public meetings:… Read the rest

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America’s Real Traitors

By at March 17, 2015 | 8:54 am | 0 Comment

America’s Real Traitors

The Tea Party wing of the Republican party thinks House speaker John Boehner is a rhino.

Not the thick-skinned horned mammal that lives in Africa. This rhino is an R-I-N-O . . . Republican in Name Only.

The Tea Party… Read the rest

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Our Very Own Congress- The Bubble that Needs to be Burst

By at March 16, 2015 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Our Very Own Congress- The Bubble that Needs to be Burst

We’ve managed to survive the tech bubble, banking bubble, and the real estate bubble, yet another bubble is more destructive and something which should have exploded long ago.

Take just one week in the life of our Congress and President.… Read the rest

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The Ten Most Corrupt States and What They Spend on Ethics

By at March 16, 2015 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

The Ten Most Corrupt States and What They Spend on Ethics

 

State Funding for Ethics Commission(s)
1. Mississippi $597,298 (1)
2. Louisiana $3,840,517 million
3. Tennessee $1.2 million

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’Rithmatic Doesn’t Add Up in One School District

By at March 11, 2015 | 10:46 am | 0 Comment

’Rithmatic Doesn’t Add Up in One School District

The Danville Education Association (Pa.) has been operating without a contract for three years.

Two years ago, the teachers approved recommendations of an independent fact-finder; the board rejected it. This eventually led to a protest strike of five days in … Read the rest

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The Wreck of the Kathleen Kane

By at March 10, 2015 | 12:22 pm | 0 Comment

The Wreck of the Kathleen Kane

We know what happened to the Edmund Fitzgerald. We do not know what will happen to the Kathleen Kane.* However, politically, it would be miraculous if she staged a comeback. In the meantime, things are a wreck for her because… Read the rest

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Pennsylvania Judges make million dollar pay grab

By at March 9, 2015 | 1:45 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Judges make million dollar pay grab

Pennsylvanians have been well served and protected in recent decades by a hard-won constitutional reform requiring all state judges retire at age 70.

But some Pennsylvania judges are working hard to do away with this needed protection.

State judges want… Read the rest

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