A group of white gun-rights advocates plan to sling rifles, shotguns, and semi-automatic assault weapons onto their bodies, and walk through a Black neighborhood in Houston.
What could possibly go wrong with that?!
The march through Houston’s Fifth Ward is… Read the rest[...read more]
Rock the Capital has compiled a summary of key pension dates and developments relating to Pennsylvania’s public pension crisis. Feel free to duplicate or reference this document, but we ask that you attribute Rock the Capital as the source.
Please… Read the rest[...read more]
Median household income: $71,122
Population: 5,884,563 (19th highest)
Unemployment rate: 6.8% (17th lowest)
Pct. below poverty line: 10.3% (3rd lowest)
2. New Jersey
Median household income: $69,667
Population: 8,864,590 (11th highest)
Unemployment rate:… Read the rest
During the gubernatorial election campaign in 2010, Democracy Rising and Rock the Capital asked candidate Tom Corbett about the legislature’s surplus:
“Do you believe the legislature, unlike executive and judicial agencies with rare exceptions, should be able to carry funds… 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]
Gas prices at the pump during the July 4th extended weekend were the highest they have been in six years. This, of course, has little to do with supply-and-demand economics. It has everything to do with supply-and-gouge profits.
Over the… Read the rest[...read more]
Every year with the coming of the summer solstice, Philadelphia School District honchos put up a hue and cry for money to put a band-aid on a total debacle. Every year we hear of cuts beyond the bone and the… Read the rest[...read more]
(Harrisburg, Pa) – Rock The Capital released a review of current and former state legislators who accepted an increase in their pay through “unvouchered expenses” and refused to pay the money back.
Legislators who refused to return “unvouchered expenses,” or… 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
HARRISBURG, Pa.–The Pennsylvania State senate may vote on a bill this week that will make it a first degree misdemeanor to kill a cat or dog “for the purpose of human consumption.” The penalty is a fine of $1,000-$10,000 and… Read the rest[...read more]