Report says Pennsylvania’s income growth is ‘lopsided’
Kate Lao Shaffner, Keystone Crossroads/Newsworks
– The report found in Pennsylvania between 2009 and 2012, the top 1 percent saw a nearly 30 percent increase in income, but the bottom 99 percent’s income actually went down by about 1 percent.
PA GOP sues to reinstate open records officer
Amy Worden, The Inquirer
– In the court case, lawyers speaking on behalf of ousted director Erik Arneson and the Republican caucus said the Open Records Office is quasi-judicial, and therefore Wolf was acting beyond his authority when he fired Arneson.
Kane grand jury: Scale back reporters’ Shield Law because our job was hard
Holly Otterbein, Philly Mag
– A new grand jury report is calling for weakening the Pennsylvania “Shield Law” that protects journalists from being forced to reveal their confidential sources.