First, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette broke the story that Ron Tomalis, a special adviser to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on education matters, makes about $140,000 a year, yet hasn’t created much of a paper trail to record whether he’s meeting expectations.Read More →
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has that third word in its name for a reason — the agency was put in place after Prohibition to give the state a firm hand on where and when Pennsylvanians get their booze.Read More →
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Last week, Watchdog.org told the story of Brandon Spencer, a small business owner who’s hoping the borough council in Hanover, Pa., doesn’t cripple his arcade with an expanded amusement tax.
“It’s not like I’m a multimillionaire,” Spencer said, adding the tax could cost him up to $6,000 if applied to his [...]
Instead of the welfare office and City Hall, Philadelphia residents may soon be lining up at schools to apply for government benefits.Read More →
Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley must have broken out his thesaurus Monday morning, considering he found several ways to denounce a recent political ad that accuses Republican Gov. Tom Corbett of slashing almost $1 billion in education funding.Read More →
Philadelphia school and city officials say the district will be forced to lay-off teachers and possibly grow class sizes as large as 40 when students return in September, unless the state and city provide additional funding.
But the district’s numbers don’t seem to add up.Read More →