I mentioned yesterday that two of Bill DeWeese's staffers had left and today more information is available about the goings on in the state Capitol. Seven Democratic staffers have been let go due to the investigation by
Bob Asher's Tom Corbett's office into the bonuses given to staffers for work that was mainly done for political campaigns.
It is illegal to use government funds or resources for political work.
Hiring other legislators relatives, a long tradition known as nepotism, is also improper. Another relevation today accuses DeWeese of hiring two relatives of former Rep. Frank LaGrotta and paid them 425,000 for no show jobs. At least all of Traitor Tom Caltagirone's relatives show up for work. We wish they wouldn't, but some of them do. Nepotism remains alive and well in Pennsylvania. From Congressman Paul Kanjorski to the article I wrote last week about Caltagirone sabotaging a sheriff's candidate who wouldn't agree to put yet another Caltagirone on the public payroll, this doesn't make anyone think either of these men are reformers.
My own State Representative David Kessler has hired Caltagirone's brother as a part time staffer. Not only this but he allows John Caltagirone to insult his constituents in public with no reprimand or punishment. Caltagirone gave Kessler a $500 contribution last year. I wonder if Dave sold out that cheaply?