Michigan government's two largest pension systems — the Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System and the Michigan State Employees' Retirement System — offer their members benefits that are out of line with those in Michigan's private sector and are unlikely to prove affordable in the long-term, according to a new study published by the Mackinac Center last month. ...Read more
By January 12, 2012, the number of Earned Income Tax collectors will have decreased more than 85%, from 560 to just 69. ...Read more
Luzerne County voters approved adopting a home rule charter for county government. The three, full-time elected commissioners will be replaced with 11 part-time elected council members and an appointed manager starting January 2012. Nine elected row offices will be eliminated, with their duties assumed by employees. ...Read more
Polls in Pennsylvania are open 7am to 8pm. There's a handy website to consult for polling place information, voter questions, and much more: ...Read more
The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center is tracking how much severance tax revenue the state has lost over the past year. It hits $100 million this weekend, October 23-24, 2010. ...Read more