Pennsylvania Democrats take a hit

Pennsylvania State Rep. Ramaley, Mike Veon, a former staffer to Rep. H. William DeWeese and ten others have been charged in what WTAE in Pittsburgh is calling, “Bonus Probe.”

The defendants named in Thursday’s indictment include Rep. Sean Ramaley, a Beaver County Democrat; former Rep. Mike Veon, who served as Democratic whip; and Michael Manzo, a former chief of staff to Democratic Majority Leader Bill DeWeese, of Greene County.

Attorney General Tom Corbett says he expects more arrests to follow.

The investigation centered on whether some of the bonuses paid to legislative staffers in 2005 and 2006 were illegal rewards for campaign work.

And so it goes.