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America’s Ten Poorest States

By at July 22, 2014 | 5:21 pm | 0 Comment

America’s Ten Poorest States

1. Mississippi
• Median household income: $37,095
• Population: 2,984,926 (20th lowest)
•  Unemployment rate: 9.2% (6th highest)
• Pct. below poverty line: 24.2% (the highest)

2. Arkansas
• Median household income: $40,112
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Top Ten American Airlines as ranked by Consumer Reports

By at July 14, 2014 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten American Airlines as ranked by Consumer Reports

  1. Virgin America.
  2. Southwest Airlines.
  3. JetBlue Airways.
  4. Hawaiian Airlines.
  5. Alaska Airlines.
  6. Frontier Airlines.
  7. Delta Air Lines.
  8. US Airways.
  9. American Airlines.
  10. United Airlines.

 

Source: Travel Channel
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The Pay Raise Nine Years Later: Report from Rock the Capital

By at July 7, 2014 | 4:59 pm | 0 Comment

The Pay Raise Nine Years Later: Report from Rock the Capital

(Harrisburg, Pa) – Rock The Capital released a review of current and former state legislators who accepted an increase in their pay through “unvouchered expenses” and refused to pay the money back.

Legislators who refused to return “unvouchered expenses,” or… Read the rest

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Pennsylvania Dramatically Decreased Funding for Higher Education from 2008-2014

By at June 30, 2014 | 10:42 am | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Dramatically Decreased Funding for Higher Education from 2008-2014

State Ranks Low in Seven of Eight Indicators

Most of the debate surrounding Governor Corbett’s education polices have focused on the impact of budget cuts on public schools K -12. Reductions in full-day kindergarten programs, furloughed teachers, increased… Read the rest

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Top Ten Corrupt States

By at June 30, 2014 | 10:26 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Corrupt States

  1. Mississippi.
  2. Louisiana.
  3. Tennessee.
  4. Illinois.
  5. Pennsylvania.
  6. Alabama.
  7. Alaska.
  8. South Dakota.
  9. Kentucky.
  10. Florida.

 

Sources: Fortune.com, Wiley.com
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TMI Alert Dinner 2014: 35th Anniversary of the Accident Slideshow

By at June 16, 2014 | 12:26 pm | 0 Comment

TMI Alert Dinner 2014: 35th Anniversary of the Accident Slideshow

Updates on:

Fukushima, Security, Three Mile Island, State of the Industry and TMIA, Online Participation.

 

Download PDF of the slide show.

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State rep. wants to ban vanity plates for Pa. lawmakers

By at June 11, 2014 | 10:37 am | 0 Comment

State rep. wants to ban vanity plates for Pa. lawmakers

By Andrew Staub

In case Pennsylvania lawmakers need to get creative with their vanity license plates, NO1 SEN and BESTREP are still available, at least for now.

Members of the state’s General Assembly and congressional delegation could find themselves in… Read the rest

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Top Ten Highest Paid Legislatures

By at June 9, 2014 | 10:34 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Highest Paid Legislatures

Pennsylvania Remains Second Highest Paid Legislature in the Nation

 

State Ranking Annual Salary
1) California: $90,526.
Decrease from 2012 when

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Corbett took gifts, contributions; Gave plum appointments, favorable legislation, and regulatory decisions to gift-givers

By at June 6, 2014 | 1:31 pm | 0 Comment

For immediate release:
May 29, 2014

For more information contact:
Ed Boito, 717-599-1119
eboito@comcast.net

 

Corbett took gifts, contributions; Gave plum appointments, favorable legislation, and regulatory decisions to gift-givers

Government reform advocates call for investigation;Read the rest

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Reform-minded activists deliver cash ‘bribes’ in state Capitol

By at May 28, 2014 | 3:03 pm | 0 Comment

Reform-minded activists deliver cash ‘bribes’ in state Capitol

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent

For about a decade, activists for government reform have tried unsuccessfully to persuade Pennsylvania lawmakers and two governors to ban gifts.

On Tuesday, they started speaking in cash, though none of the sort… Read the rest

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