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Sick and Tired Workers: An Epidemic of Corporate Greed

By at April 21, 2015 | 7:24 pm | 0 Comment

Sick and Tired Workers: An Epidemic of Corporate Greed

Snaking its way through the Pennsylvania legislature is a bill that will block local governments from requiring companies to provide sick leave, even if unpaid, that is more than required by state or federal regulations.

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Contrasting Realities in Wisconsin

By at February 23, 2011 | 1:18 pm | 3 Comments

Contrasting Realities in Wisconsin

Scott Paterno returns with the conclusion of his insight and perspective of what continues to unfold in Wisconsin. Paterno suspects unions are trying to scare the middle class by saying that middle wage earners will vanish without the power of unions and collective bargaining.

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A Wisconsin State of Mind coming to a Capitol near You

By at February 18, 2011 | 6:05 pm | 902 Comments

A Wisconsin State of Mind coming to a Capitol near You

Wisconsin, is the first, and your state might just be the last. Scott Paterno sees a trend that will become familiar at Capitols across the land as cash starved state’s look for every possible avenue to balance budgets, battles over salaries and benefits will become the norm.

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An Open letter to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly

By at January 31, 2011 | 5:44 pm | 275 Comments

An Open letter to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly

Bill McIntyre, a longtime observer of Pennsylvania’s legislature penned an open letter to the general assembly following last Wednesday’s shouting match. McIntyre is all but imploring lawmakers to vote for a Constitutional Convention.

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A lame duck stands up for the unemployed

By at November 19, 2010 | 5:09 pm | 1,009 Comments

Governor Edward Rendell fired a lame-duck salvo to Congress — imploring lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits for millions of jobless Americans

“When House members sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with their families next week, I hope they remember to say a… Read the rest

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When errors add up to tens of millions of dollars

By at November 9, 2010 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

When errors add up to tens of millions of dollars

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner says  sloppy verification methods at the Departmentof Public Welfare is costing the commonwealth hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

At a news conference, Wagner revealed that audits at all of the state’s county assistance offices found waste to the combined tune of $436… Read the rest

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