Andrew formerly served as staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 7

By   /  December 31, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Part 19 of 25 in the series Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015 Now that Christmas is over and the New Year beckons, it’s time for Watchdog.org’s annual parade of malfeasance and miscreants. The Scariest People of 2015 is a frightening list indeed, filled with bureaucrats and functionaries who, shall we say, do not share an […]

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Wolf administration says it has the votes for a tax hike

By   /  December 18, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Andrew Staub/PA Independent

Should the House pass the revenue plan over the weekend, it will bring to an end an almost six-month-long budget impasse, but come with tax hike.

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Pennsylvania lawmakers may allow out-of-state alcohol purchases

By   /  December 17, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

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It’s technically illegal for Pennsylvanians to buy alcohol out of state and bring it back for personal use, but the days of state law turning everyday citizens into bootleggers could be drawing to a close.

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Kitchen cabinet: Wolf nominates former employee, political supporter to PLCB

By   /  December 15, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

Andrew Staub/PA Independent

Gov. Tom Wolf campaigned on a promise he’d be a “different kind of governor,” but his most recent nomination raised concerned that political patronage is afoot.

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PA Senate expands wine sales to private retailers, but leaves liquor locked up

By   /  December 11, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

The Pennsylvania state Senate agreed to expand wine sales to private retailers, but liquor sales will remain under state control.

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Free-market group targets ‘slush funds’ buried in state budget plan

By   /  December 11, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The Commonwealth Foundation calls $85 million in funding increases within the state Senate’s $30.8 billion budget plan legislative slush money.

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