Every year the Legislature budgets more taxpayer money than it needs, and creates an artificial surplus which it refunds to itself. The unspent funds from the “non-lapsing” accounts roll-over into discretionary slush funds.
According to last year’s audit, the slush… Read the rest[...read more]
Everybody hates property taxes. On that we can agree. But the current proposal floating around Harrisburg is more onerous than property taxes, and would actually increase taxes.
The Property Tax Independence Act will be introduced in the Senate. This proposal… Read the rest[...read more]
by Richard Dreyfuss
What is a defined benefit pension plan?
A defined-benefit (DB) pension plan provides formula-based monthly benefits to qualifying members at retirement.
The technical term for these benefit payments is an “annuity”.
Generally, members are required to contribute… Read the rest[...read more]
This statement of the Jewish Community Relations Council was unanimously approved by the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg at its meeting on February 2 on refugees and immigrants following the White House Executive Order of January 29,… Read the rest[...read more]
by RC Dreyfuss
I would like to take 10 minutes to share my perspectives as a retired HR executive & actuary (>35 years). I am currently a self-employed consulting resource to several public policy organizations.
I appreciate Barry (Shutt’s) friendship… Read the rest[...read more]
January 23, 2017
ATTORNEY ERIC FILLMAN
CHIEF INTEGRITY OFFICER
PENNSYLVANIA OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
HARRISBURG, PA 17120
TAXPAYERS AND RATEPAYERS UNITED
1550 FISHING CREEK VALLEY… Read the rest
Beyond Nuclear, a leading national anti-nuclear advocacy group, today called on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to make public the full list of U.S nuclear power plants that are known to be operating with potentially defective parts imported from… Read the rest[...read more]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 17, 2017
GENE STILP 717-829-5600
ERIC EPSTEIN 717-635-8615
STATE REFORM ADVOCATES ASK NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL SHAPIRO TO INVESTIGATE THE KATHLEEN KANE, STACY PARKS MILLER, BRUCE CASTOR CONNECTIONS
In a letter dated September 17, 2017, … Read the rest[...read more]
Carolyn Comitta has been Mayor of West Chester since January of 2010. Her second term is over at the end of 2017. When folks have asked Mayor Comitta about the process for replacing her as Mayor, she has stated that… Read the rest[...read more]