In brief: Taking another shot

State Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin County) plans to soon introduce legislation that would protect municipalities, school districts and other public entities from paying prevailing wages for construction projects that cost less than $250,000.

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Republican U.S. Reps. Joe Pitts and Todd Platts are among those pushing for a moratorium on earmarks -- taxpayer funds set aside for projects in lawmakers' jurisdictions. Do you support their stance? Why or why not?

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Fight fraud with plans, awareness

Small-business owners may not realize that, in many ways, their companies are more susceptible to fraud than a large organization, said Jori Culp, a certified public account and certified fraud examiner for Derry Township-based Smoker, Smith & Associates.

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