Monday, July 02, 2007

Reformers will mark 2-year anniversary of Pennsylvania pay raise

Has it been two years since the pay raise? Where did the time go? In case you forgot where you were on July 7, 2005, when the Pennsylvania Legislature stayed up until 2 a.m. to vote itself pay raises of up to 54 percent, our friendly neighborhood reform coalition plans to remind everyone about the "day that will live in political infamy" in Pennsylvania history and what steps our elected representatives have taken to mend their evil ways.

Here's an announcement about Thursday's press conference:

Two Years After the Pay Raise
Coalition Announces Press Briefing

(Harrisburg, Pa.) - At 11:00 am on Thursday July 5, 2007, in the Capitol
Rotunda members of the reform coalition* will will gather to brief the media and
the public on the progress of “reform.” The following speakers will be featured:
• Tim Potts, Democracy Rising PA
“Reality Check”
• Eric Epstein, Rock the
“Where Are They Now: Payjacker Directory”

• Russ Diamond, Pa Clean Sweep
“Why We Need a Constitutional Convention”

• Gene Stilp, Taxpayers and Ratepayers United
“Legal Update”

The reform coalition consists of the following groups:

Common Cause Pennsylvania
Commonwealth Foundation
Democracy Rising PA
League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
Pa Accountability Project
PA Association of Retired State Employees
PA Citizens for Legislator Accountability
Pa Clean Sweep
PA Council of Churches
Taxpayers and Ratepayers United
Young Conservatives of Pennsylvania

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