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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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The Glaring Loophole in Pennsylvania’s Courts

By at November 1, 2014 | 3:18 pm | 0 Comment

by Ted Babiy

Our small family homebuilding business has been shattered by a nightmarish loophole that undermines Pennsylvania’s entire legal system.  By refusing to publish 94% of its Decisions, the Superior Court denies transparency, accountability, and the fair… Read the rest

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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