When Throop ran into obstacles filling two borough jobs, Councilwoman Charlene Tomasovitch twice had a relative who was available and qualified, she said.Read More →
A PA Independent investigation found that family members of at least five of the seven Throop council persons have worked for the borough within the past five years.Read More →
The 3rd Circuit told a Lawrence County woman last week that she is simply out of luck and can’t sue local officials, including a Common Pleas judge who made up a criminal charge. A judge has near-absolute civil immunity, even if the action “was in error, was done maliciously, or was in excess of his authority,” the court ruled. And so there’s no liability for a judge who seems to have created his own procedure to use electronic monitoring in civil cases, here to essentially play collection agency for an attorney.Read More →
“We really have no idea if there was fraud or embezzlement,” Booth said. “We don’t know how many millions of feet of pipe came in and where it went. My feeling is a lot of stuff walked away, especially now that we know there were absolutely no controls.”Read More →
The Texas Legislature is debating whether state regulations trump local restrictions on hydraulic fracturing.Read More →
Thirty-six municipalities in Minnesota are operating golf courses at a loss to taxpayers, according to the latest statewide figures are available from the Minnesota state auditor.
The 36 cities golf courses operating as enterprise funds — a fee-based city service — ran up deficits totaling more than $4.5 million. A third of those cities recorded losses of more than $100,000.Read More →