Public officials who can't or won't raise standards of public integrity usually give us some reason. But is it a reason? Or is it an excuse?
Here are some common excuses that sound like reasons -- and the truth that will keep you from being snowed.
Why don't we have a Special Session on Public Integrity?
Why does the legislature have a $201 million surplus?
Why haven't we abolished lame-duck session?
Why don't citizens demand better government?
Why did lawmakers think the Pay Raise of 2005 was a good idea?
Why don't the courts stop lawmakers from violating the Constitution?
Why does PA rank so poorly among the states?