Category Archives: Interviews

The Watchdogs: Compelling Accountability from Public Servants

Given a Luzerne County 2013 General Budget of some $122 million and a composition of no fewer than 16 Divisions and 77 Departments, one would be hard-pressed to require any further grounds for active citizen oversight of the public servants entrusted with the stewardship of such a massive and complex undertaking, to say nothing of the hazards introduced by the inherently coercive nature of government, itself. Enter Kingston resident and former retail manager Brian Shiner and cohorts. Brian sat down with the Independent Gazette in late February for a wide-ranging and relaxed conversation.

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