Government Reform Caucus Urges Action on Bills Banning Gifts

The state legislature’s new Government Reform Caucus is urging action on measures that would limit or ban public officials from accepting gifts and cash. State Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/York) and state Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), the co-chairs of the bipartisan, bicameral
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AFP: Pennsylvania Should Steer Clear of ObamaCare

WSJ article highlights continued chaos under the law, says PA director Stefano. Americans for Prosperity Pennsylvania is citing a recent Wall Street Journal piece detailing problems with state-established ObamaCare exchanges as evidence that the Commonwealth should continue to steer clear of the failed and flailing healthcare law, including (more...)

City Narrows Field Of Potential PGW Buyers

Final candidates to receive additional detailed information. The Nutter administration announced today that it has narrowed the field of bidders seeking to buy the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW). This decision was based upon indicative bids it received on November 1.  In August, more than 30 qualified parties responded to (more...)

More Than 50 People Indicted in Massive Fraud Ring

A massive case of organized tax and bank fraud culminated with the unsealing of four federal grand jury indictments accusing 55 people of participating in one or more illicit schemes, including the theft of more than 2,000 identities that were used to claim more than $20 (more...)

House Committee Moves Philadelphia Property Tax Legislation

Three pieces of legislation, which deal with curtailing property abandonment and blight and with ensuring the collection of property taxes at fair rates to taxpayers in Philadelphia, may now be voted by the full House following unanimous passage today by the House Urban Affairs Committee, chaired by state Rep. (more...)

PA: Nine Bills That Would Hold Elected Officials More Accountable

A Democratic and Republican state senator teamed up today to propose nine bills that would hold elected officials more accountable, keep lobbyists out of gaming license ownership, and force elected state officials to go without pay if they fail to adopt a timely Pennsylvania budget. Sens. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia) and (more...)

City Of Philadelphia Extends Real Estate Payment Due Date

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Revenue has extended the due date for FY13 Real Estate Tax payment to Monday, April 1, 2013 because the City is closed on Friday, March 29 and March 31, the original due date, falls on a Sunday.  All payments received (more...)

Hey “Sugar Mommas” & “Sugar Daddies: “Don’t Miss Out on This!

The qualifications required to claim federal tax exemptions can be confusing, especially for Americans who financially supported their significant other in 2012. To help taxpayers in this predicament, personal finance resource, www.GoBankingRates.com, investigates the IRS rules surrounding dependents and explains how certain unmarried couples can claim a $3,800 (more...)

Privatization of Liquor and School Safety Do Not Mix

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty D-Lackawanna I want to acknowledge Gov. Tom Corbett’s recent school safety initiative by recognizing its importance and by putting a figure of up to $1 billion on the protection of our children in schools. This increase in funding from the previous line item of $500,000 (more...)

Jack Lew Nominated as Obama’s Treasury Secretary

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer President Obama has nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to serve as the secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department. If confirmed by the Senate, Lew will be in charge of overseeing U.S. financial security and will serve as the president’s chief economic (more...)

Why I Will Vote For Mitt Romney?

One young man, who was raised in America, during an arguing 4 years ago voiced  a brilliant notion: “Maybe our American socialism would be better then your Soviet one.” Blessed innocence! Being among college youth, which was agitated for Democrats and Obama, he fell prey to this propaganda. Isn’t that familiar! However, (more...)

December 2011 Welfare Fraud Adjudications

Eight Pennsylvania residents pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and/or were sentenced for their crimes during December, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today. "It's only fair to taxpayers that scarce public assistance resources are reserved only for those who are truly eligible," Inspector General Kenya Mann (more...)

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