Pennsylvania Issues

State by State Budget Comparison for FY 2015 and FY 2016

By at December 29, 2015 | 6:46 pm | 0 Comment

Group Proposes Solutions to Avoid Future Impasses

December 29, 2015

(Harrisburg) – Rock the Capital released a state by state comparison of budget data that includes the following:

  • Target date for passing the budget.
  • Date

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Ethics Commission Launches Investigation of Kane

By at December 29, 2015 | 10:05 am | 0 Comment

State Ethics Commission Launches Full Investigation of Kathleen Kane’s Activities as They Relate to the State Ethics Act

A Nice Christmas Gift for Pennsylvania Citizens

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From Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

By at December 22, 2015 | 5:49 pm | 0 Comment

Preparing for the New Year

Welcome to the December 2015 edition of the Auditor Express, a periodic e-newsletter showcasing the ways the Department of the Auditor General is helping to improve government accountability, transparency, and the effective use of taxpayer… Read the rest

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Kane appoints special prosecutor to unravel PornGate

By at December 11, 2015 | 9:23 am | 0 Comment

by Andrew Staub

Pennsylvanians have already suffered the indignity of learning that judges, prosecutors and other law enforcement officials have used state computer systems to exchange pornographic, racist and misogynistic emails.

Now, state taxpayers will pick up the bill for… Read the rest

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After Sandusky wins back pension, PA senator calls for stricter forfeiture law

By at December 3, 2015 | 11:17 pm | 0 Comment

by Andrew Staub

Jerry Sandusky might have gotten his public pension back, but one lawmaker wants to ensure taxpayers aren’t footing the bill for other sex offenders’ retirements.

State Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, plans to… Read the rest

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Rep. John McGinnis Publishes Book on Pennsylvania’s Pension Crisis

By at November 9, 2015 | 3:08 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rep. John McGinnis (814) 942-1028

Rep. John McGinnis Publishes Book on Pennsylvania’s Pension Crisis    
Treatise exposes dire consequences of politicians’ self-serving behavior

HOMETOWN, PA (Nov. 9, 2015) — Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair County)… Read the rest

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Stilp to File Against Wolf and Senate to Remove Kane

By at October 23, 2015 | 11:48 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015

CONTACT: GENE STILP
717-829-5600
genestilp@comcast.net

GOOD GOVERNMENT ACTIVIST GENE STILP TO FILE CONSTITUTIONAL CASE FORCING GOVERNOR WOLF AND THE PENNSYLVANIA SENATE TO REMOVE ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE FORM OFFICE UNDER… Read the rest

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No cookies for you! Wolf’s gift ban foils sweet-toothed Pennsylvania employees

By at September 24, 2015 | 10:41 pm | 0 Comment

by Eric Boehm for PA Independent

Some sweet-toothed state employees were busted by Pennsylvania’s inspector general for skirting the Wolf administration’s gift ban.

Their offense: accepting a plate of holiday cookies.

The cookies, which the inspector general notes… Read the rest

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Kane is Not Able: Remove Kathleen Kane From Office

By at September 21, 2015 | 9:23 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

 

CONTACT: GENE STILP

717-829-5600

genestilp@comcast.net

 

 

“KANE IS NOT ABLE” CAMPAIGN URGES GOVERNOR AND

SENATE  TO BEGIN ARTICLE VI SECTION 7 HEARING PROCESS

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Online Voting

By at September 10, 2015 | 1:13 am | 0 Comment

On August 27, 2015,  Governor Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortés announced Pennsylvania had joined the 22 other states and District of Columbia that currently allow eligible citizens to register to vote online.

Mr. Cortés stated online voter registration… Read the rest

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