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Rock the Capital To Set Up Anonymous Post Office Box to Collect Complaints Relating to Inappropriate E-mails

By at September 30, 2014 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

Rock the Capital To Set Up Anonymous Post Office Box to Collect Complaints Relating to Inappropriate E-mails

Contact: Eric Epstein,#635-8615
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Location: Capitol Rotunda Time: 1:00 pm

 

The government accountability group Rock the Capital will join with other good government

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The Politics of Animal Cruelty

By at September 30, 2014 | 9:28 am | 0 Comment

The Politics of Animal Cruelty

Pennsylvanians can still butcher, braise, and broil their pet cats and dogs because a murky mixture of politics has left a critical bill on the table in the state senate.

Residents may also continue to use cats, dogs, and other… Read the rest

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Call for House and Senate Hearings to Review Employment of Ron Tomalis

By at September 8, 2014 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment

Ronald Tomalis was nominated by Governor Tom Corbett to be the  Secretary of Education on January 18, 2011. On May 31, 2013, Governor Tom Corbett announced that Mr. Tomalis would leave his post as Secretary of Education to become Special Adviser to the… Read the rest

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Gene Stilp Calls on Senate Education Committee Chairman Folmer to Conduct Full Senate Education Committee Hearing in the Tomalis Scandal

By at September 4, 2014 | 7:21 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

CONTACT: GENE STILP
717-829-5600

Gene Stilp Calls on Senate  Education Committee Chairman Folmer to Conduct Full Senate Education Committee Hearing in the Tomalis Scandal

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Reform Group Asks for Mr. Tomalis’ Pension to be Calculated at Lower Rate

By at August 18, 2014 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

Data obtained through Right to Know requests demonstrate that former Secretary of Education Ronald Tomalis is exploiting a loophole – known as the “footprint rule” – to increase the amount of his retirement payout.

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Monday August 18 at 11:30 am: Press Conference Ron Tomalis’ Pension; Possible PDE Coverup

By at August 17, 2014 | 6:21 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014

CONTACT:
ERIC EPSTEIN
ROCK THE CAPITAL
717-635-8615

GENE STILP
717-829-5600

PRESS CONFERENCE ON TOMALIS’ PENSION AND POSSIBLE PDE COVERUP

DATE AND TIME: MONDAY, AUGUST 18, at … Read the rest

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Pension Backgrounder

By at July 28, 2014 | 11:48 am | 0 Comment

Rock the Capital has compiled a summary of key pension dates and developments relating to Pennsylvania’s public pension crisis. Feel free to duplicate or reference this document, but we ask that you attribute Rock the Capital as the source.

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Auditor Express: Fighting for Accountability, People and Jobs

By at July 14, 2014 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

by Eugene A. DePasquale

 

Good morning,

I recently released two major audits that may be of interest to you. One found that the welfare benefit system failed to detect benefits being issued on cards associated with Social Security Numbers… Read the rest

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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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