Pennsylvania Issues

DEP Reaches Natural Resource Damage Settlement with Talen Generation, LLC for 2005 Martins Creek Ash Spill

By at May 6, 2016 | 11:35 am | 0 Comment

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection

Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

05/4/2016
CONTACT:
Colleen Connolly, DEP
570-826-2035
DEP Reaches Natural Resource Damage Settlement with

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PA Pension Debt has passed $66 billion

By at May 6, 2016 | 11:32 am | 0 Comment

PA Pension Debt has passed $66 billion

Pennsylvania’s Pension Debt has now passed $66 billion.   The new figure is a revision using the 12/31/15 State Employees Retirement System (SERS) report.  Prior to its release, the “clock” was based on the 12/31/14 report and adjusted as accurately as… Read the rest

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Revised Pension Estimate for Rep. Mark Cohen

By at April 29, 2016 | 11:11 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 29, 2016

Revised Pension Estimate for Rep. Mark Cohen

Rock the Capital learned last night that the formula used to project Mr. Cohen’s pension used a 1.25% multiplier rather thanRead the rest

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Governor Wolf Outlines “Government that Works” Reform Plan

By at March 18, 2016 | 3:31 pm | 0 Comment

Press Release

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf outlined his “Government that Works” Reform Plan which calls for the banning of gifts, contracting reform, increasing lobbying oversight, and increasing transparency.

“Since taking office, I’ve taken significant steps forward in making… Read the rest

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Dept of State Investigates Kane

By at February 17, 2016 | 12:39 pm | 0 Comment

Kane is now being investigated by the Department of State for using campaign funds for her private criminal matters

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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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