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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Hearing aid legislation would raise cost of personal sound amplification products

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Uncategorized, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

With a committee vote pending on the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, critics of the legislation warn the bill would increase government regulations and raise the cost of personal sound amplification products (PSAPs). A gun-owner group warned in a letter on Tuesday that language in the act could even tread into Second Amendment rights. […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Selling off naming rights to state buildings? Why stop there?

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

PennLive: Selling off naming rights to state buildings? Why stop there? So how’s the Pinnacle Health Dept. of Health sound to you? Or maybe the Chesapeake Gas Dept. of Environmental Protection? Or perhaps the Glock Dept. of Corrections is more your speed? You’ve probably heard by now that a couple of state lawmakers have decided they want […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: ‘My doctor didn’t even know there was an election today’

By   /  May 17, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

The Morning Call: Poll worker: ‘My doctor didn’t even know there was an election today’ Lehigh Valley voters trickled into polling sites Tuesday to nominate candidates in a primary election affecting mayoral and school board seats, Lehigh County’s top job and sundry other offices. But even trickle might be too generous a description. Five hours after […]

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Haupt: Politics a grandiose sales pitch

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.” – Oscar Ameringer According to a recent Gallup report, Americans regard the clergy as the most honest and honorable of all professions. And this same survey lists the bottom three […]

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