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Letter to Editor

By at March 14, 2011 | 11:05 am | 2 Comments

Letter to Editor

With such intense focus on public employees pensions, a reader wants to know how come nobody is taking a look at the costs associated with managing the assets. Our reader took the time to put in down in black and white.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 10, 2011 | 11:25 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital, Republicans in Wisconsin take a different strategy to pass legislation that abolishes collective bargaining — even in the absence of Democrats. DEP’s credibility is again on the line over numbers that don’t add up in the Marcellus.

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More and More

By at March 1, 2011 | 12:33 pm | 952 Comments

More and More

As Rock The Capital’s Scott Paterno duly notes, unions have accomplished so much over the past 120 years what is left to achieve? Paterno finds higher salaries, which in the end government can’t afford.

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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 Birdseye view of Pennsylvania’s Stake in Wisconsin

By at February 23, 2011 | 12:38 pm | 2 Comments

A Birdseye view of Pennsylvania’s Stake in Wisconsin

(By Rick Smith) Representative Fred Clark of Wisconsin took time off the Wisconsin House Floor to help relate the situation to Pennsylvania. We talked about how Govenor Walker’s attack on our rights is “Part of a national agenda to eliminate public employee unions.” He made it clear that “This is a game changer… Nobody campaigned […]

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What Footing are the Unions Right On

By at February 22, 2011 | 10:56 am | 6 Comments

What Footing are the Unions Right On

We have watched the fight over the future of unions and collective bargaining play out over the past several days in Wisconsin. Rock The Capital’s Scott Paterno reached back in to history to find meaning that Paterno believes should still resonate today, but is not.

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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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