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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 judicial process we all rely on, with calamitous results.  These include:  1.) Ensuring case outcomes remain known […]

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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. The Fund is the lobbying and campaign contributions arm of the Pennsylvania Flyers Association (PFA). The PFA, according to its website, was […]

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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 status when it comes to public corruption and no one seems to be deterred. Quite […]

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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. Tom Corbett says the Corbett administration wants all links to court transcripts from the 2012 Jerry Sandusky pedophile trial removed from the Internet. The Pennsylvania […]

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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 saw you here I was gonna punch you right in the [expletive – the big one – deleted] nose,” he […]

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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. Many of the requests are anonymous for personal and professional reasons  – namely loss of job and […]

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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 activists in setting up an anonymous post office box in Harrisburg to collect complaints concerning the misuse of government computer systems for sexually explicit communications and other […]

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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 animals as targets for what some erroneously call “sporting events.” Although there are no documented […]

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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 Governor on Higher Education. Mr. Tomalis served an additional 15 months as an adviser to the Governor, which […]

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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 In a strongly worded letter, good government activist Gene Stilp, has called on Senate Education Committee Chairman Mike Folmer to hold an investigative hearing […]

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