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Trump on real unemployment rate

By at May 2, 2016 | 9:01 pm | 0 Comment

Trump on real unemployment rate

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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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Since 2008 median income stagnates in PA, salaries of state officials grow: Enter Trump

By at April 16, 2016 | 8:07 pm | 0 Comment

State officials in both political parties have done little to better the economic standing of average Pennsylvanians, even while they accept generous cost-of-living increases, further insulating themselves from the economic hardships felt by their voters.

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Gerrymandering Kills Representative Democracy

By at March 24, 2016 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment

by A. Sniveling Malcontent

Recently Harrisburg denizens heard the early sounds of discontent about the way legislative and Congressional districts are drawn every 10 years after the national census. Our current system, approved by voters following the… Read 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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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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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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