Corruption

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Why Harrisburg Is More Corrupt Than Other State Capitals

Wonkblog directs our attention to a recent paper that finds a correlation between public state-level corruption and the state capital’s proximity to the major population […]

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Committee of 70 Makes Worst Argument Ever for Why You Should Vote

There’s an election next Tuesday, and The Committee of 70 wants you to participate. It’s supposed to feature some historically low turnout, on account of […]

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Even in Jail, Vince Fumo Can’t Escape the IRS

You know Tax Day is coming up when the IRS is knocking on your jail cell, asking for $2.9 million. But such is life for […]

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Joan Orie Melvin Resigns from Supreme Court

Another chapter begins in what is already a family affair worthy of a reality TV series. Or at least a made-for-TV special. Today, Joan Orie […]

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Disgraced Ex-State Senator to Have Portrait Removed from Capitol

The worst part about getting indicted in a pay-to-play Turnpike Authority scandal? Getting your official portrait removed from the Capitol. Former Sen. Bob Mellow, a […]

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Senate Votes to Eliminate Philly Traffic Court

Harrisburg pols often like to take things away from Philadelphia, all in the name of reducing “waste,” “fraud,” and you know, “spending.” This time, they […]

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Blondell Reynolds Brown Says She’s Not Going Anywhere

Brushing aside allegations that she used campaign funds for personal reasons, as well as the federal charges being levied against her former campaign manager, Blondell […]

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What Happens at Traffic Court When the Judges Are All Indicted?

300 people showed up to traffic court yesterday to find basically nobody available to hear their cases. (You’ll remember that 9 judges were indicted yesterday […]

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Chaka Fattah Gave Blondell’s Husband a Famously Corrupt Earmark in 2004

One time, in 2004, U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah delivered an earmark so unquestionably questionable, the Environmental Protection Agency (under Bush!), nixed it. What was it […]