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DEP Reaches Natural Resource Damage Settlement with Talen Generation, LLC for 2005 Martins Creek Ash Spill

By at May 6, 2016 | 11:35 am | 0 Comment

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection

Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

05/4/2016
CONTACT:
Colleen Connolly, DEP
570-826-2035
DEP Reaches Natural Resource Damage Settlement with

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PA Pension Debt has passed $66 billion

By at May 6, 2016 | 11:32 am | 0 Comment

PA Pension Debt has passed $66 billion

Pennsylvania’s Pension Debt has now passed $66 billion.   The new figure is a revision using the 12/31/15 State Employees Retirement System (SERS) report.  Prior to its release, the “clock” was based on the 12/31/14 report and adjusted as accurately as… Read the rest

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Revised Pension Estimate for Rep. Mark Cohen

By at April 29, 2016 | 11:11 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 29, 2016

Revised Pension Estimate for Rep. Mark Cohen

Rock the Capital learned last night that the formula used to project Mr. Cohen’s pension used a 1.25% multiplier rather thanRead the rest

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Release of Legislative Audit for 2015

By at January 5, 2016 | 11:14 pm | 0 Comment

January 5, 2016

Representative Mark Keller
Chairman, Legislative Audit Advisory Commission
Room 108, Ryan Office Building
P.O. Box 202086
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2086
717-705-7012 (fax)

Dear Chairman Keller:

In recent years, Pennsylvania citizens have… Read the rest

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Kane appoints special prosecutor to unravel PornGate

By at December 11, 2015 | 9:23 am | 0 Comment

by Andrew Staub

Pennsylvanians have already suffered the indignity of learning that judges, prosecutors and other law enforcement officials have used state computer systems to exchange pornographic, racist and misogynistic emails.

Now, state taxpayers will pick up the bill for… Read the rest

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After Sandusky wins back pension, PA senator calls for stricter forfeiture law

By at December 3, 2015 | 11:17 pm | 0 Comment

by Andrew Staub

Jerry Sandusky might have gotten his public pension back, but one lawmaker wants to ensure taxpayers aren’t footing the bill for other sex offenders’ retirements.

State Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, plans to… Read the rest

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THIS IS A HISTORIC DAY FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA AS DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERALS ARE FINALLY CALLED TO TESTIFY

By at November 18, 2015 | 4:28 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015

CONTACT: GENE STILP
717-829-5600

THIS IS A HISTORIC DAY FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA AS
DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERALS ARE FINALLY CALLED TO TESTIFY

 

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STILP ACCUSES SUPREME COURT OF INACTION ON DISBARMENT OF KATHLEEN KANE

By at November 18, 2015 | 4:26 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 13, 2015

CONTACT: GENE STILP
717-829-5600
genestilp@comcast.net

 

STILP ACCUSES SUPREME COURT OF INACTION
ON DISBARMENT OF KATHLEEN KANE

 

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Rep. John McGinnis Publishes Book on Pennsylvania’s Pension Crisis

By at November 9, 2015 | 3:08 pm | 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rep. John McGinnis (814) 942-1028

Rep. John McGinnis Publishes Book on Pennsylvania’s Pension Crisis    
Treatise exposes dire consequences of politicians’ self-serving behavior

HOMETOWN, PA (Nov. 9, 2015) — Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair County)… Read the rest

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No cookies for you! Wolf’s gift ban foils sweet-toothed Pennsylvania employees

By at September 24, 2015 | 10:41 pm | 0 Comment

by Eric Boehm for PA Independent

Some sweet-toothed state employees were busted by Pennsylvania’s inspector general for skirting the Wolf administration’s gift ban.

Their offense: accepting a plate of holiday cookies.

The cookies, which the inspector general notes… Read the rest

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