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As a result of the transportation funding legislation (Act 89 of 2013) signed into law last year, Gov. Tom Corbett recently announced 39 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain nearly 34,000 jobs across Pennsylvania. These projects … more
“Thar she blows, Cap’n.”  If that sounds like something from “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville, your thoughts are headed in the right direction. Of course, if you were “educated” in today’s public school system you probably … more
Thank goodness the tedious presidential campaign is over. It was enough to put a caffeine freak into a coma. more
Public resources and political activity are like oil and water — they don’t mix.That’s what we’re told, but the truth might surprise you.Because of a legal carveout for … more
During my travels throughout the 48th Senate District, I hear a persistent drumbeat: “Eliminate school property taxes.” Not partial elimination or reduced school property taxes — total … more
Did you read last week’s story about our unsuccessful attempts to find more information about the attempted child abductions in Middletown? If you didn’t, here’s a brief synopsis: more
By Diana McGlone   Middletown is the oldest town in Dauphin County, but I see it as the newest up and coming town in the county.   Economic prosperity is happening. This year so far, we saw new businesses and restaurants … more
Trade policy is front and center in world politics but that won’t stop a trade war. The World Economic Forum met recently in Davos, Switzerland. The United States has just invoked the WTO … more
All eyes were on election day, but the true make-or-break moment of President Barack Obama’s political career – regardless of his successful re-election campaign – hasn’t come yet. more
Since my first experience with map drawing back in 2001, it was apparent that partisanship plays too large a role in our redistricting effort. The recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court … more
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