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Gift ban legislation to get second chance as PA Gov.-elect Wolf pushes his own ethics reform

By at November 21, 2014 | 2:54 pm | 0 Comment

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has already asked his transition team to sign a code of conduct prohibiting members from accepting gifts, and he plans to implement a similar ban for the executive branch… Read the rest

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Top 10 Job Prospects for Tom Corbett

By at November 3, 2014 | 5:58 pm | 0 Comment

Top 10 Job Prospects for Tom Corbett

10. Ghost employee for the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

9. Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

8. Spokesman for the state lottery.

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Spectrum Features Syndicate

By at October 30, 2014 | 9:39 pm | 0 Comment

Spectrum Features Syndicate

HARRISBURG—Three days before he blocked proposed animal cruelty legislation, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-McCandless), chair of Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, received a $3,000 campaign donation from the Flyers Victory Fund.

The Fund is the lobbying and campaign… Read the rest

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Justices behaving badly: PA Supreme Court has embarrassing history

By at October 28, 2014 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

Justices behaving badly: PA Supreme Court has embarrassing history

Checking in on the state of the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court isn’t for the weak of constitution these days.

That’s thanks to the stunning development from earlier this week, when the state Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery from his… Read the rest

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For Pennsylvania Politicians Crime Pays and Pays Some More

By at October 28, 2014 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

For Pennsylvania Politicians Crime Pays and Pays Some More

Having spent my early career working for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I have thought long and hard about why, for decades now, one public official follows another when it comes to indictment, conviction and jail. Pennsylvania has a special… Read the rest

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Google blinded: Corbett administration wants links to Jerry Sandusky trial transcripts removed from web

By at October 22, 2014 | 6:02 pm | 0 Comment

Google blinded: Corbett administration wants links to Jerry Sandusky trial transcripts removed from web

Pennsylvania state official says links to public
court transcripts ‘removed
from Google’

‘Right to be forgotten’ comes to US?

Not so fast, Google says

A close ally to Pennsylvania Gov.

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Top Ten Reasons Chief Justice Castille Should Recuse Himself from Porn E-Mail Inquiry

By at October 20, 2014 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Reasons Chief Justice Castille Should Recuse Himself from Porn E-Mail Inquiry

10) Judicial temperament: In December 2007, at the Pennsylvania Society weekend festivities in New York City, Castille confronted Philadelphia Daily News columnist John Baer. “I told my staff if I got enough drinks and I

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A Swift Boat Load of Lies

By at October 14, 2014 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

A Swift Boat Load of Lies

“Gov. Tom Corbett, who claims he opposes legalization of marijuana, was seen behind a barn smoking weed. Just a-puffin’ and a-grinnin’.”

“Tom Wolfe was speeding and driving drunk through the streets of York. If he can’t obey traffic laws, why… Read the rest

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A Fracking Good Letter

By at October 8, 2014 | 10:23 am | 0 Comment

A Fracking Good Letter

The oil and gas industry has retreated from its entrenched position to have the public delete the “k” in “fracking,” and write it as “frac’ing” or “fracing.” Those who have been the strongest advocates for fracking scorned and mocked those… Read the rest

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RTC Comments on PO Box for e-mails

By at October 1, 2014 | 4:28 pm | 0 Comment

RTC Comments on PO Box for e-mails

October 1, 2014
Statement of Eric Epstein

We receive numerous and regular complaints  regarding ethical, financial and moral abuses in all  branches of state government. Folks around the state also contact us regarding abuses by locally elected officials.… Read the rest

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