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There are many obligations elected officials must meet when serving their constituents. The most basic is to listen and learn exactly what people want from their government, and then make every effort to provide it. more
Last week’s tragedy at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis hit close to home for me and two of my colleagues. Brad Simpson, chief financial officer for the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, … more
By Joe SukleWhen Middletown Borough chooses to spend dollars outside the community, it makes bad business sense. more
It was an evening set aside to express admiration and thanks. A respectful crowd offered tribute to former Middletown Mayor Bob Reid on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Rescue Hose Company’s Social Club. It was a gathering of family, friends and … more
Two environmentalist groups just released a scathing report which concluded that “fracking” — a technique for extracting oil and natural gas from underground shale rock formations … more
“At present, near-record high annual growth in the broadest U.S. money measure M3 is suggesting a significant inflation problem in the year ahead.” So proclaimed the oracles of the … more
I’ve searched both the U.S. and Pennsylvania constitutions and I can’t find it. Where is it written government must grow each and every year? Why isn’t government expected to live … more
Ed and Olga hang out at Hillary. Hi, gang!  It has been awhile since my magic fingers have tapped the keyboard and much has occurred — the U.S. election, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, my birthday, we moved to a new apartment … more
The annual state budget process got underway last week when Gov. Tom Wolf outlined his 2017-18 spending plan before a joint session of the General Assembly.  What the governor laid out is only the first step in the lengthy budget process. … more
As people of faith, we cannot ignore the growing heroin and opioid crisis that engulfs our nation. The statistics are sobering. In 2016, Pennsylvania coroners and medical examiners reported more … more
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