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Watch out for those ‘temporary’ taxes — they tend to last forever: Sen. Mike Folmer

The 2017-2018 budget process began with the governor’s budget address and has continued with hearings of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee. There are certainly no shortages of ideas on … more

Police regionalization — Better protection at a cost we can afford: Nick DiFrancesco

It was encouraging that so many people came to Middletown Borough Council’s recent meeting to discuss the county’s study of police cooperation and regionalization. This … more

Welcome to the new Press & Journal

I've penned a lot of thank-yous in my career. This one may be my most important.  The Press & Journal has just finished one of the most comprehensive transformations in our 163-year history: the … more

President Trump continues to fight off attacks from all sides: James Miller

What a difference a month makes. Since President Donald Trump assumed office roughly a month ago, the dynamic of the presidency has changed in dramatic fashion. Under his predecessor, Barack Obama, the government ran at a seemingly ordinary pace, aided by a docile media corps who more or less supported the president’s liberal prerogatives. more

Press & Journal upgrades done with you in mind: Jason Maddux

Look on pages B4 and B5 of today’s Press & Journal. Take a look at the oldest business listed. 163 Years: The Press & Journal. We are proud of that number. But we don’t take it for granted. more

Enjoying Hillary and the spa on Christmas — no, not that Hillary: Ed O'Connor

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

Wolf’s budget is a starting point: Tom Mehaffie

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

Officials upset, but keep focus on police talks

In the past week, we were called to task by two of Middletown’s most prominent elected leaders for our Jan. 25 story about police regionalization. Telephone calls, texts and a letter touched on … more

We can improve our community through just some little things: Susannah Gal

My older daughter is working on a certificate in nutritional health counseling and suggested a book to me and my husband called the “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The book talks about how people often have different ways they … more

Protect Sunshine Law for everyone’s benefit: David A. Atkinson

Much has been written about the vengeful misdeeds that marred and ultimately short-circuited the tenure of former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. For everyone appalled at her self-inflicted fall, it may be hard to believe another damaging blow … more
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