Epstein: Reality sets in for wealthiest state in country

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Pensions  /  No Comments

A recent story in the Wall Street Journal foretells a grim financial future for Connecticut, the wealthiest state in the union by per capita income. Its great wealth, however, does not translate into financial stability. For this coming year, the state expects a $400 million shortfall in tax collections that will only compound its looming […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Legislature moving internet gaming bill

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The Morning Call: Legislature moving internet gaming bill You would not have to gamble with rain, sleet or snow in Pennsylvania under a bill moving through the Legislature Tuesday. The Senate Appropriations committee voted 24-2 on a bill that would permit gamblers to wager online, or buy traditional lottery tickets and play legalized fantasy sports […]

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Technology industry: Pennsylvania governor’s proposed tech tax would cost jobs

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed what’s been dubbed a tech tax to help balance the budget this year, but technology firms in the state are booting up an opposition campaign against a revenue plan they see as a job killer. “If adopted, this tax will impact nearly every business in the Commonwealth,” says a […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: If Pennsylvania lawmakers toughen criminal sentences, costs go up

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

The Morning Call: If Pennsylvania lawmakers toughen criminal sentences, costs go up Amid a mounting budget deficit that has led to $232 million in proposed cuts to Pennsylvania’s corrections, courts, treatment and policing programs, the Legislature is considering a bill that would increase prison time for some offenders and drive up taxpayer costs by $85 […]

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Haupt: Justice and the political machine

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Vermont, Worker's Compensation Fraud  /  No Comments

 “Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.” – Kin Hubbard, political humorist For those who are not familiar with Justitia, the symbol of law, she is the badge and emblem that mirrors the values and morals of free men in a nation of lawmakers. She stands for a society where men […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Pa. House GOP leaders on Democratic National Convention bonuses: We want state money back

By   /  May 19, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

The Patriot-News: Pa. House Republican leaders on Democratic National Convention bonuses: We want state money back State House Republican leaders have joined the chorus of critics angered by the cash-out of surpluses in the accounts of the “Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee” for the Democratic National Convention. And, they went one step further, demanding Thursday in […]

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