Saturday, October 10, 2015

Is the public victimized twice when corrupt officials aren't forced to repay state legal fees?


Is the public victimized twice when corrupt officials aren’t forced to repay state legal fees?

Yes, Pa. legal loopholes have left taxpayers with a $15 million bill
  432 (87.8%)
No, legal costs are worth it if corruption exposed
  16 (3.3%)
Yes, if not, fees can become just another form of political patronage
  44 (8.9%)
No, better that courts seek restitution through fines
  15 (3.0%)
Total votes = 492
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ISSUE | SEMANTICS When one door closes . . . Mark Randall needs to lighten up ("Houston, we have multiple issues," Monday). While I do not know with certainty the intentions of the people who placed the sign reading "This door has issues; please use the other one" on a door of a university building, my guess is that they were doing what Randall cannot recognize as a humorous explanation for the inoperable (oops, broken) door.
UNTIL THREE years ago, my wife and I were like a lot of immigrants: Drawn to the U.S. by jobs better than what we could find at home, we saw ourselves as outsiders - temporary resident aliens, as the government called us. Even living in Washington, I followed U.S. politics with detachment, the way you'd watch a football game between two schools in states you've never been to. When our friends back home in Canada asked if we planned to stay, we'd shrug and joke about the weather being better.