Monday, January 22, 2007

Whistleblowers take heart from laws
By Mike Wereschagin
Monday, January 22, 2007

Allen Jones was being watched.
In July 2002, Jones, then an investigator in Pennsylvania's Office of the Inspector General, had been assigned to determine whether a state official took money from drug companies trying to do business with the state. Jones said that when he tried to investigate the drug companies, his bosses told him to back off.

He didn't. Jones said his investigation of the companies resulted in harassment from his superiors and silence from his friends in the office. His supervisors began checking his phone records. The last straw came when his boss, with whom he'd worked for years, pulled him aside and told him to "quit swimming against the stream."...

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House speaker's role as 'arbiter' is unprecedented
Republican leads Democratic majority, wants consensus
Monday, January 22, 2007
By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau

HARRISBURG -- Suppose coach Bill Cowher had left the sideline at the start of a game, put on a striped shirt declaring that, while he was still a Steeler, he planned to function as an "independent arbiter" in games for the rest of the season...

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