by Jeff Coleman and Eric J. Epstein
An old and misguided political adage claimed that Democrats built schools and Republicans built prisons. It’s simply not true, and the reality is much more complex.
It would be far more accurate to… Read the rest[...read more]
DEP Reaches Natural Resource Damage Settlement with Talen Generation, LLC for 2005 Martins Creek Ash Spill
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection
Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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[...read more]
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 than… Read the rest[...read more]
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.
As we approach the spring… Read the rest[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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.
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[...read more]