by Rep. John D McGinnis (R-Blair County)
For more than 10 years, taxpayer dollars in Pennsylvania have been improperly diverted to other ends from funding the state pension systems, SERS and PSERS. If a corporation misappropriated retirement funds in this… Read the rest[...read more]
Governor Tom Wolf said he was “making a historic commitment to education” when he unveiled his initial budget in March. His proposed budget reflects a monumental financial pledge to public education, and
increases the state’s share of public education… Read the rest
Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., was found to be in contempt of court, Thursday, and fined $1,000.
Her offense? She tells the truth.
Truth is something that apparently has bypassed the court of Judge Kenneth W. Seamans, who retired… Read the rest[...read more]
Pension Payments to Former and Elected Attorney Generals; Former Supreme Court Justices Since the Pay Raise
Contact: Eric Epstein
Enclosed please find data and enclosures relating to pension payouts to former and elected Pennsylvania Attorney Generals, and former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices who have retired or were involuntary separated after the Pay… Read the rest[...read more]
Pension Payments Made to Former Treasurer and Felon Rob McCord, LCB Ethics’ Violators, Porngaters and Turnpike Commission Felons
Contact: Eric Epstein
On February 18, 2015, Rock the Capital (“RTC”) filed Right to Know (“RTK”) requests with the State Employees’ Retirement System (“SERS”). RTC verbally amended the request on February 19, 2015. SERS provided an… Read the rest[...read more]
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]
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 now know what happened in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in March in the Kathleen Kane case. We generally know what will happen to the Kathleen Kane.
Politically, it would be miraculous… 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]
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Pennsylvania lawmakers last summer passed a patchwork spending plan that contributed to a credit rating downgrade and exacerbated a budget shortfall expected to top $2 billion this year.
Yet at the time… Read the rest[...read more]