Pennsylvania in focus: Rising demand for coal lifts job confidence in Pennsylvania

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

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The Joplin News: Rising demand for coal lifts job confidence in Pennsylvania Over the decade from 2006 to 2016, coal mining and its support jobs were down 37.6 percent, a drop of more than 3,100 jobs, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry provided by Deputy Communications Director Lindsay Bracale. In the […]

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Proposed legislation would open up records on federal pension recipients

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

A Florida congressman and an open-government organization have launched a campaign to make key information on federal pension recipients subject to public disclosure. The legislation, which is being sponsored by Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, would make information about pension recipients subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act. The information subject to public review would […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Budget deadlock politics the first act in Pennsylvania governor race

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The Morning Call: Budget deadlock politics the first act in Pa. governor race Call it the first act of the governor’s race. The slow-motion arc of Pennsylvania’s budget negotiations — with a backdrop of a huge deficit, potential credit downgrade and two-week-old deadlock — has served as a sort of first debate stage for Democratic Gov. Tom […]

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Haupt: Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” – Francis Bellamy Those that crossed the Mason-Dixon Line to work in the Civil Rights Movement were shocked to experience denial of justice and […]

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Krug: Editors and publishers fail when transparency is absent in reader ‘comments’

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Where the media falls down so badly so often is in its approach to stories. Slanted and misleading headlines, hyperbolic and unsubstantiated reporting that’s short on facts and long on opinion, and manufactured outrage probably are the worst of what stands for journalism today. But that’s simply the content that lives above the comment line. […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Budget deadlock politics are first debate in governor’s race

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

The Morning Call: Budget deadlock politics are first debate in governor’s race Call it the first act of the governor’s race. The slow-motion arc of Pennsylvania’s budget negotiations — with a backdrop of a huge deficit, potential credit downgrade and two-week-old deadlock — has served as a sort of first debate stage for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and […]

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