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Police Residency Requirements: A Survey

(June 18, 2014)--In 2012, the General Assembly passed and the Governor signed legislation that became Act 195. Prior to the Act, Pittsburgh police officers had to become residents of the City as a condition of employment. The state law now says that "a city of the second class may require a ...

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Bill to Reduce Tax Obstacles for Small Business Introduced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2014

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Remove Unfair Tax Obstacles for Small Businesses

HARRISBURG — In a cooperative effort to encourage small business job creation in Pennsylvania, members of the ...

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Time for U.S. To Stop Policing the World

The great ship moved silently through the water.

Actually, it didn't, as a 60,000-ton, 1,000-foot-long aircraft carrier does nothing quietly. In fact, the approach of such a warship is known far in advance. So as Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov recently entered Dutch ...

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Moving the Goal Posts

A football field is 100 yard long. That makes the 50-yard line the center of the field. Suppose we were to change the rules and make the football field 120 yards long. That would make the center of the field the 60-yard line. Despite changing the center, the 50-yard line is still 50 yards from ...

Posted on 17 June 2014 Keep Reading...

The Rodney Dangerfield Office

Rodney Dangerfield, a popular American comedian best known for his iconic catchphrase: "I don't get no respect," was never Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, but he would have been right at home -- the lieutenant governor's office doesn't get much respect, either. It's the Rodney ...

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Behind the Headlines Program Schedule

Behind the Headlines Underwriters

The Pennsylvania Business Council

Behind the Headlines
Now airing on all Comcast Systems in Pennsylvania
For the week of June 16, 2014


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Why I Left Teaching

Note: This guest commentary by recently retired Westmoreland County public school teacher Bill Frye was first published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on June 15.

I taught science full-time for more than two decades and enjoyed a rewarding career educating a ...

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Cat's in the Cradle

Harry Chapin was a folk music icon of the 70's whose songs had limited air time on pop radio because most of his ballads were over five minutes in length, a no-no in the disc jockey industry. One exception was his Billboard hit of 1974 that reached #1 on the charts, " Cat's in The ...

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Populism Gaining Ground

The homemade sign along state Route 96 in Bedford County could easily be missed if a driver is distracted by the winding curves at the base of the Allegheny Mountains.

"Our country is dying. Please pray for all of us," it says in blue letters on a white ...

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Will New Proposal Kick Start Pension Reform?

For Immediate Release
Commonwealth Foundation
Contact: Cindy Hamill
(856) 607-4208

Will New Proposal Kick Start Pension Reform?
Steps Needed Now Toward Pension Overhaul

June 16, 2014, Harrisburg, Pa–Lawmakers on ...

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