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.
“While most state agencies… Read the rest[...read more]
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[...read more]
As of February 24, 2015, 29 states and D.C. have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage.
Fourth poorest state in America.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is Holding 4 Public Meetings to Discuss a Potential Constitutional Amendment on Tax-Exempt Properties and Public Charities
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
|State||Funding for Ethics Commission(s)|
|1. Mississippi||$597,298 (1)|
|2. Louisiana||$3,840,517 million|
|3. Tennessee||$1.2 million|
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]