4 January 2014 0 Comments

Pennsylvania TurnpikeTolls driven by Redistributing the Tolls and Corruption

Pennsylvania Turnpike rates jump again beginning 1 January 2014 The Turnpike Tax was imposed by Act 44 of 2007 redistribution of turnpike tolls to PennDOT. Campaign contributions have to come from somewhere. Government contractors are a natural source of revenue for incumbents.  Charges Filed against eight men in Turnpike ‘Pay to Play’ scheme      […]

10 April 2012 0 Comments

Prevailing Wage: Rent Seeking by Unionized Labor Paid For by The Forgotten Taxpayer

Unionized Labor has used its organizational muscle to preserve a special government benefit subsidized by The Forgotten Taxpayer  by  increasing costs for ALL government construction, township buildings, schools, parks…everything!  “In 2010, Pennsylvania taxpayers spent $12.7 billion on construction that was subject to the prevailing wage law. Using county wage data, typical labor costs on construction […]

12 March 2012 0 Comments

PREVAILING WAGE: UNION REPUBLICANS – Naming Names

Gang of Six Republicans help undermine weak but a first step  prevailing wage reforms. H.B. 1329 (“Threshold”) and H.B. 1685 (“Jobs Classification”) A gang of six anti Right to Work and pro-Compulsory Unionism  Republicans led an 11th-hour campaign to block legislation that modernized Pennsylvania’s Prevailing Wage laws – thus denying schools and local governments the […]

21 October 2011 0 Comments

Prevailing Wage: The Cost of Government and The Forgotten Taxpayer

Prevailing Wage legislation interferes with free market competitive bidding to get highest quality at affordable price and hammers The Forgotten Taxpayer. Choice and competition are keys to quality and affordable costs. Eliminating the state mandate for Prevailing Wage would reduce cost of providing government services. This Monday, October 3rd, the Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry […]

20 October 2011 0 Comments

Prevailing Wage Reform: Penna. House Labor and Industry – Oct. 3rd

Prevailing Wage mandates drive up cost of government construction and hammer The Forgotten Taxpayer Prevailing Wage state legislation mandates union construction wage on all government projects. This special interest legislative mandates distort free market competitive bidding and contracting. Customer Choice and competition are keys to quality and affordable costs. Eliminating the state mandate for Prevailing […]