A group of citizens in Allison Hill have raised concerns about the mayor’s financial ties to the owner of theBurg, and his very cozy relationship with Pennlive’s new editor.
Bruce Weber, Director of Finance & Budget for the City of Harrisburg, quickly dismissed any hint of a looming settlement by the city. “I’d rather have the courts adjudicate. That’s what they are there for. Due process.”
FBI investigating evidence against Harrisburg Mayor in real estate, abuse of power scandal: Federal Lawsuit
An FBI investigation related to corruption of Harrisburg officials has hamstrung the efforts of the city’s legal team to have the lawsuit dismissed.
The city resident at the center of the federal lawsuit who had his life threatened by the senior advisor to Mayor Papenfuse was repeatedly targeted and excessively fined by city codes enforcement for politically motivated reasons, the lawsuit alleges.
Harrisburg Mayor Papenfuse named in federal lawsuit for alleged real estate scheme involving tax sale
HRA initiated neighborhood rezoning which created land use restrictions, increased taxes, and other financial burdens, with the end goal to eventually take over real estate parcels at a fraction of market value through tax sales using straw buyers.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the city is going to study a pilot program to provide a universal basic income, or basically guaranteeing income for all city residents.
High-profile liberals, like freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have embraced the notion as a way to help working-class Americans amid the economic disruptions caused by the growing automation of the economy.
In response to the American immigration crisis, Bill Keisling expresses no connection to or concern for the suffering children who seek asylum at our Nation’s border. His actual priorities include defending a socialist ideology and obstructing the progress of capitalism. Keisling’s callous remarks are insensitive to the atrocity of the millions of Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust genocide.