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By Leah Samuel | PublicSource | April 13, 2014
Amid a torrent of recent corruption scandals, the Pennsylvania Legislature is considering changes to the state ethics law.
By Leah Samuel | PublicSource | July 5, 2013
If you’ve stayed at the Heritage Hills Resort in York while touring Amish country, toasted newlyweds at the Avalon Hotel in Erie, or settled in for a weekend of pampering at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in the Laurel Highlands, chances are the person who made your bed, poured your champagne or washed your towels wasn’t being paid minimum wage.
By Leah Samuel | PublicSource | April 21, 2013
After getting a parking ticket at Pittsburgh International Airport, a driver requested a copy of the Allegheny Police Department’s report of the incident. The department didn’t respond.
A parent asked the Ligonier Valley School District for documents detailing planned teacher layoffs. The school district said it had no such documents.
By Leah Samuel | PublicSource | Feb. 25, 2013
When Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane ruled that Gov. Tom Corbett’s contract for private management of the state lottery was illegal, proponents of privatization shot back that Kane’s decision meant a loss of an additional $50 million for senior services.
From the source
By Leah Samuel | Nov. 16, 2012
Leah Samuel speaks with Mike Romigh of NewsTalk Radio Youngstown on her most recent PublicSource investigation, PA gives billions to companies, gets little back, studies say.
By Leah Samuel | PublicSource | Nov. 8, 2012
A new company comes to Pennsylvania, adds 250 jobs and keeps the personal income taxes taken out of workers’ paychecks instead of handing them over to the state.
That’s the economic incentive deal recently approved in Harrisburg for companies that come to Pennsylvania. It’s one that several groups here say is unnecessary.
By Leah Samuel | PublicSource | June 27, 2012
As Gov. Tom Corbett and legislators worked frantically to lure Shell Oil Co. to build a $3.2 billion ethylene processing plant in Western Pennsylvania, they forgot one of the players.