The state Senate on Monday approved a bill to create a new pension system for state officials, but it’s a symbolic step that will do virtually nothing to address Pennsylvania’s $50 billion unfunded pension debt.Read More →
Republican lawmakers in the state House spent the past week trying to cobble together enough votes to overhaul the state pension system.Read More →
House Republicans, urged on by Gov. Tom Corbett, hope to move forward next week with a plan to overhaul the state pension systems.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | PA Indepenent
Once is a fluke, twice can be a coincidence.
But three times is a trend.
During the past two weeks, all three major credit rating agencies have issued stern warnings to Pennsylvania policymakers in advance of the coming budget season. Two of them, Fitch and Standard & Poor’s, say they may be [...]
By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. — It’s said you don’t ever want to get between country folk and their pickup trucks.
And in most cases in New Mexico, if you’re a candidate for statewide office, using campaign funds to fix and maintain your vehicle is considered an allowable expense.
For example, a glance at [...]