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Mark Schwartz: Request for House Investigation

By at April 2, 2014 | 4:37 pm | 0 Comment

Mark Schwartz: Request for House Investigation

MARK D. SCHWARTZ
Attorney at Law
Post Office Box 330
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-0030
www.markschwartzesq.com
Telephone & Fax: 610 525-5534

 

Via Fax to 717 787-6564

Honorable Samuel H. Smith, Speaker
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Will the Real Joe Pitts Please Stand Up

By at February 10, 2014 | 9:30 am | 0 Comment

Will the Real Joe Pitts Please Stand Up

Dear Editor:

On January 14, 2014, The Patriot News ran an op-ed from Congressman Joe Pitts (R-Pennsylvania) who lauded Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) both for responding well to allegations relating to Bridge-Gate and for criticizing the rollout of Obamacare.

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Pennsylvania Delegation to the United States Congress

By at January 20, 2014 | 10:47 am | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Delegation to the United States Congress

Member Party Average Net Worth
Mike Kelly Rep $14,063,570
Keith Rothfus Rep $7,187,527
Allyson Schwartz Dem

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Tom Corbett’s Cash and Carry Harrisburg Bailout

By at September 10, 2013 | 6:18 pm | 0 Comment

Tom Corbett’s Cash and Carry Harrisburg Bailout

The lobbying firm at the center of former Harrisburg PA Receiver David Unkovic’s call for a criminal investigation of Harrisburg’s debt problems gave the political committees of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett more than $55,000 over the last decade, state records… Read the rest

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Compendium: 2001 Legislative Pension Increase Scorecard

By at July 30, 2013 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment

Compendium: 2001 Legislative Pension Increase Scorecard

House figures:

Total members (with years of service data):  223
Total years of service: 4043
Average years of service ALL: 18.1
Average years of service YES: 18.9
Average years of service Excused: 12
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Before the Dauphin County Commissioners: Comments of Eric Epstein

By at July 25, 2013 | 4:46 pm | 0 Comment

It has been almost a year since my  presentation on August 1, 2012, but my journey for answers began over 25 years ago. Beginning in 1987, I have documented noncompliance issues afflicting the Harrisburg Steam Generating Faculty (HSGF), renamed… Read the rest

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Opinion Piece: Bottomless Pitts

By at July 18, 2013 | 10:41 am | 0 Comment

Opinion Piece: Bottomless Pitts

To the Editor:

I wanted to take the time to thank you for the article you published on July 12, 2013 regarding  Congressman Joe Pitts ability to harvest a    state pension of $90,867 per year  in addition to his… Read the rest

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Pension Class of 2001

By at July 15, 2013 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Pension Class of 2001

Top Ten Pension Plans for Members of the House of Representatives

Annual Pension: Top Ten

 

1) Frank Oliver: $286,118.
2) Camille George,

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SERS Meeting Schedule

By at July 12, 2013 | 11:50 am | 0 Comment

Meetings are held in the Fifth Floor Board Room at SERS’ headquarters, 30 North Third Street, Suite 150, Harrisburg, PA. The meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. and are open to the public, except during Executive Session.

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RTC Minute: Legislative Pension Report

By at July 10, 2013 | 8:33 pm | 0 Comment

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