Liberal, conservative groups unite against Pennsylvania mandatory minimums

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

As Pennsylvania considers reimposing mandatory minimum sentences, many other states are cutting back on theirs.

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Report: Pennsylvania illegally funded police with more than $222 million of highway money

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Accountability, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Pennsylvania violated its state constitution last fiscal year by diverting more than $222.2 million away from state roads and giving it to the state police.

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Pennsylvania House votes to block release of info on police shootings

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The bill would bar public officials from releasing the identity of a police officer involved in a shooting or other use of force for 30 days.

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Would Pennsylvania rather raise taxes than legalize marijuana?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal government, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  Comments Off on Would Pennsylvania rather raise taxes than legalize marijuana?

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says legalizing and taxing marijuana could net the state $200 million a year.

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Auditor: Pittsburgh’s pension funds are nearing state of distress

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania, Pensions  /  No Comments

Although Pittsburgh paid more into its pension plans than was required, the funds set up to pay retirement benefits still struggle to be financially solvent.

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Philadelphia Democrat calls for a ‘sanctuary commonwealth’

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Federal government, Immigration, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

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State Rep. Christopher M. Rabb plans to introduce a “sanctuary commonwealth” bill to bar police from cooperating with federal immigration officials.

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