By PA Independent Staff
A local scandal in Wilkes-Barre drew increased scrutiny this week after a fed-up resident asked for higher powers to intervene, while the indictment of 10 union members in Philadelphia could help revive legislation that’s been sitting in Harrisburg.
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By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
With four months lefts in the fiscal year, Pennsylvania’s revenues still aren’t on pace with estimates.
Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser announced this week the state collected $1.6 billion in general fund revenue in February. That was $34.6 million less than anticipated, according to a news release. So far this fiscal year, [...]
By Tori Richards and Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
These are boom times for SolarCity, the solar energy company backed by libertarian-leaning entrepreneur Elon Musk.
The company’s stock, initially offered at $8 a share in December 2012, is trading around $82 a share early Monday. And in a shareholder’s meeting last week, company officials said they’re bullish on [...]
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
PURCELLVILLE, Va.— A move establishing an unelected commission to allocate and raise millions for transportation projects will run into constitutional roadblocks, taxpayer advocates warn.
They oppose HB 1253, which cleared the house earlier this month — 88-9 — and its Senate version, SB 513. The bills would establish a commission of 21 non-elected members [...]
By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — It seems not even tax cuts can put a damper on exploding tax revenues in North Dakota, where strong agriculture years and an ocean of oil in the western part of the state have driven record-setting population and economic growth.
According to the latest revenue numbers from [...]