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Re: CalSTRS to cut assumed rate of return to 7%

By at February 7, 2017 | 6:13 pm | 0 Comment

by Richard Dreyfuss CalSTRS – the California counterpart to PSERS is lowering their annual assumed investment rate-of-return from 7.5% to 7%.  CalSTRS has about 4X the assets under management compared to PSERS. Note the observation that using 7.25%, the California consultant concluded the plan had a less than 50% chance of meeting that expectation. Here […]

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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. As we approach the spring primary in Pennsylvania two little-discussed numbers explain both the anger of the public and the […]

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AUDIT REPORT: Pennsylvania Department of Education

By at October 10, 2015 | 12:08 am | 0 Comment

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Who are you voting for on Nov. 3?

By at October 10, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Who are you voting for on Nov. 3?

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Stilp Files Additional Disciplinary Charges Against Kane Before Supreme Court Disciplinary Board and Requests “Full Disbarment” of Kathleen Kane in Light of Additional Criminal Charges

By at October 9, 2015 | 11:56 pm | 0 Comment

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Marine Destruction and Pollution of Cape Cod Bay by Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear

By at June 9, 2015 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2015 Report Released Documenting Marine Destruction and Pollution of Cape Cod Bay by Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear: Regulators should terminate Pilgrim’s Clean Water Act permit Contacts: Meg Sheehan, Cape Cod Bay Watch, meg@ecolaw.biz, cell 508-259-9154; Ed Dewitt, Executive Director, Association to Preserve Cape Cod, edewitt@apcc.org, 508-362-4226 A scathing new […]

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Pennsylvania Legislature grew reserves in tough budget times, audit says

By at March 2, 2015 | 12:22 pm | 0 Comment

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent Pennsylvania lawmakers last summer passed a patchwork spending plan that contributed to a credit rating downgrade and exacerbated a budget shortfall expected to top $2 billion this year. Yet at the time the votes were cast, lawmakers were sitting on even bigger pile of cash reserves than they had […]

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Information on Measles

By at March 2, 2015 | 12:13 pm | 0 Comment

Many of us thought measles had been eradicated. I thought  the disease was a menacing health threat confined to remote  areas of the globe. After all, the United States declared that measles was eliminated in 2000. However, measles can be  imported into our nation by visitors or when Americans  travel abroad. “Since 2000, when measles […]

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Legislative Audit for 2014: Testimony of Eric Epstein

By at February 23, 2015 | 1:40 am | 0 Comment

February 23, 2015 Representative Mark Keller Chairman, Legislative Audit Advisory Commission Room 108, Ryan Office Building P.O. Box 202086 Harrisburg, PA 17120-2086 Voice: 717-787-5774 Fax:     717-705-2088 Dear Chairman Keller: 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 […]

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Top Ten Reasons Ron Tomalis Is Not A Ghost

By at September 15, 2014 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Reasons Ron Tomalis Is Not A Ghost

1) He had a title. 2) He had a name plate. 3) He lives in Camp Hill. 4) He receives a pension. 5) He had a parking space. 6) Senator Folmer says so. 7) Governor Corbett says so. 8) Penn State is back in the news. 9) Bill Costopoulos needs a new client. 10) The […]

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