Daily Dec Roundup – Jan. 26th, 2015

 

Photo: DCClothesline.com

Photo: DCClothesline.com

 

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.

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