By PA Independent Staff
It was a strange week in Pennsylvania.
At the state Capitol, the former executive director of the Office of Open Records kept working, despite the fact new Gov. Tom Wolf fired him last week and locked him out of his office this week.
Then there was state Sen. Scott Wagner, R-York, calling for an […]
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Pennsylvania won’t be opening up more of its state parks and forests to gas drillers, at least under Gov. Tom Wolf’s watch.
Wolf issued an executive order Thursday prohibiting the state from leasing more land within state-owned parks and forests – about 370,000 acres have already been leased – for the purposes […]
Pennsylvania could be a lot friendlier to public charter schools.
That’s the message delivered by a pair of independent reports that call for an equitable funding formula and more hospitable policies for the state’s charter schools.Read More →
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Adam Peters lost thousands of dollars when the city of Wilkes-Barre shuttered one of his rental properties for six months using a controversial one-strike ordinance.
The same law cost Elizabeth Mattern and her 4-year-old daughter even more — their home.
Now, Peters and Mattern are part of a small group of landlords and […]
A state audit released Tuesday confirmed the crimes of a former volunteer fire chief and his assistant chief, and also laid out another $13,000 in unexplained spending. Baldwin Borough Manager John Barrett has worked closely with first responders and firefighters, and told Watchdog, “As a whole, they’re such good-hearted people. It’s hard to believe two individuals in that field would betray the public trust.”Read More →