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 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]
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]
February 23, 2015
Representative Mark Keller
Chairman, Legislative Audit Advisory Commission
Room 108, Ryan Office Building
P.O. Box 202086
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2086
Dear Chairman Keller:
In recent years,… Read the rest[...read more]
By Steve Wilson of Watchdog.org
This is it. Our top two in a hall-of-fame lineup of 17 Good Guys of 2014. These citizens, government officials and politicians took to heart the mission of Watchdog.org, to hold government at all… Read the rest[...read more]
The following states have no per diems: Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Ohio.
1) Alaska: $234.
Linked to the the time of the year and tied to the federal rate. “Legislators who reside in the Capitol… Read the rest
What Everyone Needs to Know
Richard C. Dreyfuss
Central Dauphin School District
February 3, 2015
by Andrew Staub | PA Independent
First, Rob McCord lost his bid to be Pennsylvania’s newest governor when he finished third in the Democratic primary and watched as nominee Tom Wolf unseated Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett.
Then,… Read the rest[...read more]