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23 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Appropriations Acts Part 10 – Act 10A of 2012 Penn State Subsidy

Appropriation Act 10A 0f 2012 June 30  SB 1466 General Appropriation Act of 2012 The Liberty Index scores Act 10A AGAINST LIBERTY because of the misallocation of resources. Forcing taxpayers to fund education Leviathan has not proven to produce results contrary to the rhetoric.         Morality at Penn State 0   Government/Taxpayer Appropriation $227,694,000 […]

23 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Part 9 – General Fund Appropriation – AGAINST LIBERTY

              The General Fund Appropriations Act 9A of 2012 increased spending although there was no tax increase as Governor Corbett had promised. House Fiscal Note shows that State spending increased  by $232, 160,000 although federal spending decreased. The Liberty Index scores General Fund Appropriations Act 9A as AGAINST LIBERTY […]

22 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Appropriations Acts Part 8 – Act 8A of 2012 Funding for Department of Labor and Department of Community & Economic Development

                  Appropriation of 2012  Act 8A June 29 SB 1478 Department of Labor and Industry and Department of Community and Economic Development – workers’ compensation, occupational diseases and Office of Small Business Advocate The Liberty Index rates Act FOR LIBERTY because it is less than last year. It must be noted […]

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Liberty Index 2012 Appropriations Acts Part 7 – Act 7A of 2012 Office of Consumer AdvocateFunding

    Appropriation Act   7A Jun 13 SB 1479 Office of Consumer Advocate The Liberty Index scores Act 7A FOR LIBERTY because this year’s appropriation is less than last fiscal year’s appropriation. Senate Fiscal Note 2012 describes the Office of Consumer Advocate as the government agency that advocates for consumer (residential) ratepayers to another government agency, […]

21 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Appropriations Acts Part 6 – Act 6A of 2012 Gaming Control Board Funding

        Appropriation Act   6A June 13  SB 1477 Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Department of Revenue, Pennsylvania State Police and Attorney General – operation and maintenance expenses   The Liberty Index rates Act 6A AGAINST LIBERTY because it increases the appropriation above last fiscal year’s appropriation.  “Gaming” money was to be used to reduce the […]

21 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Appropriations Acts Part 5 – Act 5A of 2012 Office of Small Business Advocate Funding

Appropriation Act 5A June 13 SB 1476 Office of Small Business Advocate – operation   The Liberty Index will rate Act 5A  FOR LIBERTY because this year’s appropriation is the same as last year’s.   Appropriation Act 5A House Fiscal Analysis Appropriation Act 5  appropriates $1,092,000 from the restricted revenue account within the General Fund to […]

20 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Appropriations Acts Part 4 – Act 4A of 2012 Public Utility Commission Funding

        Appropriation Act 4A   June 13 SB 1475 funds the operation of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission $60,398 million taxpayer dollars. AGAINST LIBERTY  Because Act 4A not only increases expenditure of taxpayer money above last fiscal year but even above Governor Rendell’s Final Budget, the Liberty Index scores Act 4A AGAINST LIBERTY. Public Utility Commission This […]

20 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Appropriations Acts Part 3 – Appropriation Act 3A of 2012 Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs

    Appropriation Act 3   June 13 SB 1474 Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs – funds operation of professional licensure boards- Because this bill  increases spending from last year, The Liberty Index scores this as AGAINST LIBERTY. 2012-13 Appropriations        Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs Fiscal Year 2012-2013     Appropriation Act 3A of 2011–   $45,733,000  UP […]

19 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Appropriations Acts Part 2 – Appropriation Act 2A of 2012 PSERS

 Appropriation Act 2A June 13 SB 1473 Public School Employees’ Retirement Board – administrative expenses (PSERS)   Appropriation Act 2A House Fiscal Note   Appropriation Act 2Amakes an [increased] appropriation from the Public School Employees’ Retirement Fund to provide for the expenses incurred by the Public School Employees’ Retirement Board for the administration of the system for […]

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19 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Appropriations Acts Part 1 – Act 1A of 2012 SERS Administrative Funding

     Appropriation Act 1A of 2012  SB 1472 funds the State Employees’ Retirement Board which administers the multi-billion dollar SERS Pension Fund.    Appropriation Act 1A of 2012  is scored AGAINST  LIBERTY AND AGAINST THE FORGOTTEN TAXPAYER because, even though, this fiscal year’s appropriation is less than last fiscal   year’s appropriation, the SERS and […]

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