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Political Bonuses To Be Announced for the Governor, Legislature, & Judiciary

By at November 21, 2013 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

Political Bonuses To Be Announced for the Governor, Legislature, & Judiciary

Please note: The House will meet on December 9, 10,11, 16, 17 & 18. The Senate will meet on December 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11.   The automatic pay raise or the Cost of Living Adjustment (“COLA”) for Pennsylvania’s elite class of public servants will be announced on December 1. The cost of living […]

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Corbett’s Pension Payout May Exceed Combined Total of Governors Ridge, Schweiker & Rendell

By at February 4, 2013 | 3:23 pm | 0 Comment

Corbett’s Pension Payout May Exceed Combined Total of Governors Ridge, Schweiker & Rendell

February 4, 2013 (Harrisburg, PA) – Tom Corbett marched into the Governor’s Mansion on a reform platform that remains truncated. Mr. Corbett has pledge to reform pensions. He has postured and tucked away pay raises for future consideration, but has never pledged not to take the pension jack. Mr. Corbett pledged not to take to […]

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COLA: Annual Charity Event for the Legislature

By at November 9, 2012 | 11:44 am | 0 Comment

COLA: Annual Charity Event for the Legislature

With the carnage of the election over, we can now focus on what’s really important. It’s that time of year when your favorite charity comes knocking on your door. The legislature may not seem distressed, but it ain’t cheap filling up an Escalade before heading off to the annual political powwow at the Waldorf Astoria. […]

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It’s Time to Kill the COLA

By at November 16, 2011 | 9:33 am | 79 Comments

It’s Time to Kill the COLA

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz: Here comes the annual, prime-time pay heist. Yep, it’s time for the stealth pay raise or the Cost of Living Adjustment (“COLA”) for Pennsylvania’s ruling class. Leadership used to mean you led by example. During hard times, leaders made sacrifices. Lee Iacocca worked for a $1 year while Chrysler paid off […]

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Un-Frozen COLA

By at July 2, 2011 | 7:49 pm | 1,142 Comments

Un-Frozen COLA

There are moments in history that, once missed, cannot be recaptured – even if you try to do exactly the same thing mere minutes later.  Imagine Washington hesitating for 30 minutes before attempting to slip across the water from Brooklyn Heights back to Manhattan.  Doing so would have left him stranded and the cause likely […]

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Letter to RTC Editor

By at March 11, 2011 | 2:11 pm | 1 Comments

Letter to RTC Editor

Gerald Kelley writes to RTC wanting to know why if everyone has to share in the burden of patching up Pennsylvania’s financial mess why is the legislature or the governor’s staff taking rollbacks on wages and paying more for benefits.

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Kill the Cola

By at December 15, 2010 | 9:00 am | 1,105 Comments

Kill the Cola

The time for automatic Colas needs to come to an end. Salaries for legislative folks are rising along with all the benefits regardless of whether there is merit for the increase. Average Americans are struggling to put food on the table and the time has come to create an independent compensation commission.

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