Commonwealth Foundation, today, itemized the recent charges, convictions and investigations of current and recent Pennsylvania state legislators and boldly claimed the crime rate in the state Capitol to be higher than our worst cities.
Agents from the FBI and IRS executed search warrants at the home and district office of Pennsylvania Senate Democrat Leader Robert J. (Bob) Mellow yesterday.
The feds were mum on what it was about and Mellow spokeswoman Lisa Scullin said the senator is cooperating with all request.
Mellow has represented the 22nd District since 1971.
He announced in February that he was going to retire to spend more time with his family.
Mellow’s pension is expected to be $313,000. If, however, this matter leads to a conviction for a crime in which Mellow used his position to commit theft, bribery, forgery or perjury, Mr and Mrs. Taxpayer will be off the hook.
Most would accept that voting to give yourself a $313,000 pension is a crime.
In other Pa. corruption news, Mike Veon the Democrat who represented the 14th District in the State House from 1985 to 2006 and achieved the rank of party whip, was sentenced, yesterday, to six to 14 years for his role in Bonusgate in which tax dollars were used by incumbents in both parties, albeit mostly by the Democrats, to fund re-election campaigns.
To cure a disease the diagnosis must be correct and Kevin Kelly speaking before theDelaware County Patriots Delaware County Patriots, tonight, June 17, at Kings Mills In Aston, Pa., revealed he might just know what ails Philadelphia.
Half Losing Insurance Under OCare — The consequences of the ObamaCare monstrosity hammered through by Democrat Party against the will of the American people March 23 are beginning to be revealed.
Half Losing Insurance Under OCare
Walter J. Godzieba died June 14 at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, Del. He was 86 and lived in Springfield.
President Obama’s speech last night indicated that he is way out of his depth in dealing with the Deepwater disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Even his biggest cheerleaders, to their horror, are realizing this.
Residents of the Rolling Road/Windsor Circle area of Springfield, Pa. have been seeing a red fox use the neighborhood as its hunting grounds. One woman saw it eat a squirrel about 7 a.m. then kill another to carry off.
Rolling Road Fox
Villanova University poli sci professor Colleen Sheehan told Glenn Beck on his last Founders Friday that repealing the 17th Amendment would put a useful check on Washington. For recent graduates of public schools and those who still get their news from the dinosaurs, the 17th Amendment adopted in 1913 established the direct election of U.S. senators. Before that they had been picked by state legislatures.
Good news. Shadow, the lost kitty who was the subject of posters placed in the Rolling Road/Springfield Road area of Springfield, Pa., has returned to her owner Kristina Brotzman.