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“A little rebellion…”

By at May 12, 2011 | 1:11 pm | 59 Comments

“A little rebellion…”

At a time when increasing numbers of our people are out of work, when the cost of getting to work is on the rise, and when far too many of our young men and women take their Senior Trip to exotic places such as Iraq and Afghanistan at least partly because there is nothing for them to do by staying home …

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Age, Integrity & the Pennsylvania Judicial System

By at April 29, 2011 | 4:28 pm | 508 Comments

Age, Integrity & the Pennsylvania Judicial System

Pennsylvania’s Judicial System has had its share of gaffes, indiscretions and ethical lapses over the past decade; now a new, questionable, and potentially damaging imbroglio is coming to roost, over of all things: The age of sitting judges.

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A PA Superior Court Judge Touches Off Debate on Stealth Judicial Appointments

By at April 29, 2011 | 10:19 am | 1,259 Comments

A PA Superior Court Judge Touches Off Debate on Stealth Judicial Appointments

Democracy functions best when public participation is informed, when access to information is well advertised, and when laws are adequately enforced.
In Pennsylvania, we are experiencing a crisis of confidencein all three branches of government, and many feel that judicial independence has been compromised.

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A not so Mellow Retirement even on a $300,000 yearly Pension

By at February 21, 2011 | 9:59 am | 5 Comments

A not so Mellow Retirement even on a $300,000 yearly Pension

Newly retired Pennsylvania Senator Robert Mellow is still batting a federal probe into his business dealings and more. A court recently ruled against Mellow in his attempt to unseal court documents.

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Retire Pension Debt

By at November 4, 2010 | 11:35 am | 3 Comments

Retire Pension Debt

Most voters have the political memory of a fruit fly and the attention span of a negative ad. Unfortunately, taxpayers get stuck eating the bitter fruit and paying for the misleading commercials. The pension heist of 2001 gave legislators a new retirement formula that allowed lawmakers with at least three years of service to begin drawing pensions starting at age 50. The legislature […]

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