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More Than a Once Over for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

By at May 16, 2011 | 2:37 pm | 3 Comments

More Than a Once Over for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

On any given day its the sort of talk about governmental policies or lack of oversight that could make news in the bite of a Philadelphia Cheesesteak sandwich.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Constitutional Review Commission is back in action…

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Superior Court Judge Serving Illegally?

By at May 2, 2011 | 10:08 am | 95 Comments

Superior Court Judge Serving Illegally?

Does eight or ten years strike anyone as “temporary judicial service”? What’s the practical difference between a judge elected for a permanent ten-year term and a judge appointed for a temporary ten-year term? But the most important point is this: A judge who serves for ten years should be elected, not appointed.

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At Last, a Lawmaker Willing to let the People Decide

By at March 25, 2011 | 9:22 am | 0 Comment

At Last, a Lawmaker Willing to let the People Decide

Now for the first time, Rep. Scott Conklin has introduced a bill, House Bill 763 , that incorporates what we believe to be the essential elements of a referendum this fall. Click on the bill number above for a list of those lawmakers who have co-sponsored Conklin‘s bill.

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Is there enough Resolve to hold a Constitutional Convention in Pennsylvania?

By at January 24, 2011 | 5:20 pm | 0 Comment

Is there enough Resolve to hold a Constitutional Convention in Pennsylvania?

The latest push to hold a Constitutional Convention in Pennsylvania is on as Representative Scott Conklin unveiled his proposed measure for a referendum. Conklin received plenty of help in drafting the measure from Rock The Capital’s Eric Epstein and Democracy Rising’s Tim Potts

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Kicking the can: Another reason for a Constitution Convention

By at November 24, 2010 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

(By Tim Potts, Democracy Rising) This year the capitol witnessed lawmakers “kicking the can” twice on important issues. One of them, postponing the crisis in thestate employee and school employee pension funds, has received a lot of attention. The crisis began in 2001 when the legislature and former Gov. Tom Ridge raided the state employee pension fund […]

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