“Branding! We have to make you a brand!”
“I’m not cattle,” I told my sometimes faux foil assistant Marshbaum, who had just burst into my office. “And if you think I’m getting a tattoo,” I replied, “my body isn’t a… 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
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]
A version of this essay was originally published by Pennsylvania Legislative Services, July 2014.
Former Gov. Tom Corbett was right. The problem with our school employees’ and state employees’ retirement systems is real, and it’s forcing… Read the rest[...read more]
In recent years, Pennsylvania citizens have witnessed a sad parade of scandals and lapses of judgment by public officials. During this period the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission has delayed the release of the Legislature’s Annual
U.S. fracking production crashes, but incoming PA Gov. Wolf still hopes to raise big revenue from Marcellus shale
Pennsylvania budget and policymakers, including incoming Governor Tom Wolf, still hold out the hope of raising upwards of $1 billion a year in taxes from Marcellus shale fracking.
But the fracking industry they hope to tax soon may be shut… Read the rest[...read more]
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Eric Epstein wants to know how much of a financial reserve the state Legislature has squirreled away, and he wants the answer by the end of this month.
The coordinator of Rock the Capital,… Read the rest[...read more]
HarperCollins says it’s sorry. It says it regrets not including Israel on a map of the Middle East in an atlas it published and distributed in the Middle East. It says all remaining copies of the atlas will be pulped.… Read the rest[...read more]