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Here we go again. It’s early summer and the state budget debate is reaching a crisis point. But before you dismiss the proceedings as political theater, consider this: The deals hashed out in … more
In case you missed it, there was good public access news from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently, when the court affirmed the public’s right to access videos gathered by police on the job. … more
Most Americans would agree that the great achievements that validated the claim to the American century, must continue. Most might agree that, if the United States had a formula to produce such … more
I’m proud to support Sen. David Argall’s Senate Bill 76 to eliminate school property taxes because no tax should have the power to leave you homeless. Opponents want a “conversation” on … more
As a young boy, my curiosity about the woods, critters and water of the Back Mountain region of northern Luzerne County made for an exciting and formative time. As I observed the fish and habitat … more
The most probable course of American politics is a full four-year term for Donald Trump as president. We must face the fact that the American people explicitly voted for change in the last three … more
As I watched Patrick McDonnell’s confirmation hearing to become secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection last month, I was struck by the number of senators who were concerned … more
No business would give a refund without first verifying a receipt. Our government should be held to the same standard. Yet, under current law, the Treasury Department pays health care tax credits to … more
In the past 10 years, I’ve watched all sorts of fans come through our gates at FNB Field. Of course, we have our Senators and Washington National fans. But, as we all know, there are plenty of … more
What milestones have been important in your life? For me, there have been lots of them. A milestone is defined as a stone set up beside a road to mark the distance in miles to a particular place, … more
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