The problem with our school employees’ and state employees’ retirement systems is real, and it’s forcing school districts to raise property taxes.
The retirement systems have a combined debt of nearly $50 billion. It’s a debt that must be paid,… Read the rest[...read more]
by Eugene A. DePasquale
I recently released two major audits that may be of interest to you. One found that the welfare benefit system failed to detect benefits being issued on cards associated with Social Security Numbers… 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
State Ranks Low in Seven of Eight Indicators
Most of the debate surrounding Governor Corbett’s education polices have focused on the impact of budget cuts on public schools K -12. Reductions in full-day kindergarten programs, furloughed teachers, increased… Read the rest[...read more]
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By Andrew Staub
In case Pennsylvania lawmakers need to get creative with their vanity license plates, NO1 SEN and BESTREP are still available, at least for now.
Members of the state’s General Assembly and congressional delegation could find themselves in… Read the rest[...read more]
Pennsylvania Remains Second Highest Paid Legislature in the Nation
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Walter Brasch, whose weekly column appears in Rock the Capital, recently won awards for both his column and his radio commentary.
Brasch won first place in commentary (general) and second place in commentary (humor) from the Pennsylvania Press Club, against… Read the rest[...read more]