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Bonus Scandal: Statement by Tim Potts, Co-Founder of Democracy Rising

By at July 7, 2011 | 10:47 am | 98 Comments

Good morning. I’m Tim Potts, co-founder of Democracy Rising PA. The leisurely pace of the Bonus Scandal investigation is about to have consequences. Born out of political hubris following the Pay Raise and its repeal in 2005, the Bonus Scandal revealed a deeply entrenched culture of corruption and entitlement within the General Assembly. Those who […]

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Budget 2011, House Republican Talking Points, Interlineated by Democracy Rising

By at July 7, 2011 | 10:42 am | 16 Comments

The House Budget Contained in the 2011-12 State Budget The House of Representatives took an overall reduction of 7.8 percent or $15 million dollars; seven (7) line items were eliminated, and the remaining line items were reorganized to better reflect the actual spending in each area, making it easier for the public to understand how the […]

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PublicK NuisancE in Conjunction with Rock The Capital Presents the Wiggy Awards

By at January 5, 2011 | 9:56 am | 52 Comments

PublicK NuisancE in Conjunction with Rock The Capital Presents the Wiggy Awards

Every government needs an awards show, and Rock The Capital’s Pat Carroll has devised the perfect mix. This year’s presentation was held behind closed doors, but Today — exclusively here on RTC we announce the winner of the 2010 Wiggie.

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A better way to handle the next Bonusgate

By at October 22, 2009 | 10:13 pm | 1,112 Comments

(Harrisburg, Pa) – We are experiencing a constitutional crisis — Pennsylvania is at war with itself. Political appointees and elected officials are no longer above the law or below the radar. Because of Bonusgate, we must admit that voluntary, self policing polices regarding public service and political promotion have failed. Perception matters. From “cut and […]

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