The Corbett Administration has agreed to spend $3.8 million annually to support passenger rail service in western Pennsylvania, but the state Legislature has the final say.Read More →
By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. LOUIS – Lawmakers are enjoying their spring break this week, as the 2013 edition of the Missouri General Assembly reaches
The output so far? Two bills sent to the desk of Gov. Jay Nixon, both dealing with tax credits. That’s out of about 1,500 bills and resolutions that House [...]
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
HARRISBURG – Charges against eight men involved in alleged bid-rigging and “pay-for-play” schemes at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission may be only the surface of problems at the state agency.
Last week, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced charges against former state Sen. Bob Mellow, D-Lackawanna; former Turnpike Commissioner Mitchell Rubin; former Turnpike CEO [...]
Sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease.
So-called “pension obligation bonds” offer an enticing way for Pennsylvania policymakers to avoid a steep increase in pension payments over the next few years, but experts warn to tread carefully.Read More →
By PA Independent
HARRISBURG – Budget hearings came to an end this week, the last shot for department heads to plead their case for extra funding in front of the powerful committees that will have much to say about the state budget’s fate between now and June 30.
Gov. Tom Corbett continued to take heat for not [...]