This article is primarily aimed at people who are considering running for public office, but the information can be used to form any type of political committee. For example, you don't have to be a candidate running for office, you can be a group of concerned citizens who care about a specific political issue.
Hopefuly this article will help streamline that process because I just had to learn and jump through all of these hoops in the last 2 months. This article will be most applicable to state-level positions but the same approach will work for county and municipal, you'll just be filing your reports with a different office, as I understand.
Can't I run as an individual instead of forming a committee?
Yes, technically you can. And if you take in and spend less than $250 there is a special one-page form that can save you a lot of headaches. That "under $250" form can also be utilized by a campaign committee but I would imagine most will need to use the long form.
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Mandatory Employee Vaccinations + Adverse Reactions = Workers' Comp Claims?
"If you require your employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment (i.e., for work-related reasons), then any adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is work-related. The adverse reaction is recordable if it is a new case under 29 CFR 1904.6 and meets one or more of the general recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7"
COVID Vaccine Religious Exemption Documents from "Kaleb in Atlanta"
Solari Report Form for Employees Whose Employers Are Requiring Covid-19 Injections
Edit 7/14/21: Act 65 of 2021
It appears Pennsylvania is revising their Sunshine Law to require better public notice of meeting agendas (see attachments)
Editor's Note: This poem is intentionally awkward.
In a second class township near you, Auditors don't audit because townships hire a CPA firm instead, making the township is legally eligible for grant money. Unfortunately this defeats the entire purpose of having elected auditors.
The government should NOT BE DOING THIS to begin with.
Via Rosemary Brown:
It has been concerning to learn of a data breach impacting more than 70,000 Pennsylvanians who were contact traced for COVID-19. The Legislature is calling for an immediate, independent investigation into how this happened and why it was not addressed sooner by the executive branch.
The Right to Know Law (RTKL) was designed to make government documents more accessible to the public. By filling out a request form, you can request documents from any government agency.
The RTKL governs the release of documents, but it does not answer questions. This can sometimes create a problem: you may know the information you’re looking for, but not know what documents you need to get that information. This is a great time to pick up the phone and call the Agency Open Records Officer (AORO), the person who is responsible for responding to RTK requests.
"We want to make sure that voting is easy, and cheating is hard."
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The purpose of this article is to discuss the faulty logic that was used for determining commercial property values when Monroe County went through its reassessment in 2018.
When determining a property's value, we are considering how much a property would be worth if was sold. Appraisals are performed by banks and assessments by taxing authorities, but the two sets of numbers should be similar.
– Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)