Daily Archives: 1, July 23, 2008

Maryland SP accused of “monitoring and recording peaceful protest activities” or “spying”

Police spying prompts hearings

State lawmakers plan inquiry into agency’s activities

By Laura Smitherman | Sun reporter

July 22, 2008


State lawmakers are planning formal hearings on Maryland State Police efforts to spy on peace activists and death penalty protesters, potentially paving the way for a thorny debate in the next General Assembly session over whether to restrict the law enforcement agency’s authority. Continue reading

PA lottery sales at all-time high – revenues continue to decline

Pennsylvania Lottery sales hit record high, but revenues decline

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau

HARRISBURG — While total sales of Pennsylvania Lottery tickets hit an all-time high of more than $3 billion in fiscal year 2007-08, net revenues to the state Lottery Fund, which pays for senior citizens programs, continued a modest three-year decline. Continue reading