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Press Advisory: The Pay Raise Ten Years Later

By at July 1, 2015 | 11:23 am | 0 Comment

Contact: Eric Epstein (717)-541-1101 lechambon@comcast.net Press Advisory: The Pay Raise Ten Years Later On Tuesday July 7, 2015 at the Capitol Rotunda at 11:00 am, Rock The Capital will release a report on the tenth anniversary of the infamous pay raise, and dedicate a historical marker memorializing the crime. The report will document the status […]

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Eric Epstein on the Confederate Flag and Kathleen Kane’s likely indictment

By at June 29, 2015 | 7:15 am | 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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Council nepotism leads to small town government, one big family

By at April 21, 2015 | 7:18 pm | 0 Comment

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent In the tiny borough of Throop, a five-square-mile patch of former hard coal country home to about 4,000 people in northeastern Pennsylvania, Charlene Tomasovitch needed just 726 votes to win her spot on the borough council in the 2011 municipal election. Getting on the borough payroll required even fewer […]

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Pension Payments to Former and Elected Attorney Generals; Former Supreme Court Justices Since the Pay Raise

By at April 14, 2015 | 3:50 pm | 0 Comment

Contact: Eric Epstein (717)-635-8615 lechambon@comcast.net Enclosed please find data and enclosures relating to pension payouts to former and elected Pennsylvania Attorney Generals, and former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices who have retired or were involuntary separated after the Pay Raise. On February 18, 2015, Rock the Capital (“RTC”) filed Right to Know (“RTK”) requests with the […]

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Pension Payments Made to Former Treasurer and Felon Rob McCord, LCB Ethics’ Violators, Porngaters and Turnpike Commission Felons

By at March 30, 2015 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Pension Payments Made to Former Treasurer and Felon Rob McCord, LCB Ethics’ Violators, Porngaters and Turnpike Commission Felons

Contact: Eric Epstein (717)-635-8615 lechambon@comcast.net On February 18, 2015, Rock the Capital (“RTC”) filed Right to Know (“RTK”) requests with the State Employees’ Retirement System (“SERS”). RTC verbally amended the request on February 19, 2015. SERS provided an interim response on February 25, 2015, and a final response on March 25, 2014. Former Treasurer Rob […]

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Our Very Own Congress- The Bubble that Needs to be Burst

By at March 16, 2015 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Our Very Own Congress- The Bubble that Needs to be Burst

We’ve managed to survive the tech bubble, banking bubble, and the real estate bubble, yet another bubble is more destructive and something which should have exploded long ago. Take just one week in the life of our Congress and President.  When it came to protecting our homeland, after all the passion play and finger-pointing Congress […]

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Pennsylvania Judges make million dollar pay grab

By at March 9, 2015 | 1:45 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Judges make million dollar pay grab

Pennsylvanians have been well served and protected in recent decades by a hard-won constitutional reform requiring all state judges retire at age 70. But some Pennsylvania judges are working hard to do away with this needed protection. State judges want to extend their terms in office to give themselves a windfall of salary and benefits […]

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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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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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