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Major Reforms Hit PA Courts

January 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

In this video from Counterpoint PA, the only grassroots progressive newscast exclusively about Pennsylvania politics, I explain some recently announced major reforms to Pennsylvania courts including a ban on judges hiring family and campaign donors, a requirement that judges disqualify themselves from cases involving campaign …

If there’s one word that can describe Tom Corbett’s 2013-2014 budget it would be “failure.”  The governor’s 2013-2014 relied on a 3 legged stool which consisted of lottery privatization, liquor privatization and pension reform.  This legislative package was designed to generate revenue to fund education …

Editor’s Note: This story comes to us via PennEnvironment Advocate, Kristen Cevoli. If you want more information about Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s case against XTO Energy and the environmental impact of XTO Energy’s illegal waste water discharges, contact David Masur, Executive Director of PennEnvironment.  While …

 Editor’s Note: This post is Steve Horn’s latest investigative piece that originally appeared over at DeSmogBlog. Check out more of Steve’s work from DeSmogBlog and give everyone at DeSmogBlog some love - visit their site for some of the best research debunking misinformation about climate science on the web. America’s Natural …

Fight to Save PASSHE Faculty and Programs Continues

November 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

October 30th marked the first major deadline for PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) university presidents to notify the faculty union about faculty cuts. The contract between PASSHE and the faculty union, APSCUF, sets October 30th as the date by which tenured faculty members must …

Thanks to what appears to be poor planning by Kutztown University’s administration, Chancellor Frank Brogan’s visit to Kutztown University today came off more like a canned charm offensive than an honest and critical exchange between Brogan and the Kutztown University community. Kutztown’s administration had been …

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