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As Sen. David Argall and I continue to push for elimination of school property taxes with passage of Senate Bill 76, I often think about the impact property has had throughout history. A shortage of land, dismal living conditions, and lack of … more
About 27 kids sit in the average public school classroom. For a new crop of education entrepreneurs, that number is nearly perfect — for an entire school. Siri Fiske These entrepreneurs are rebelling against the educational status quo by … more
Cato the Elder, a Roman senator and historian, once remarked: “Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.” For centuries, retirees have been aware of this unfortunate fact, which led them to demand and, in many cases, secure … more
Several years ago, Dr. James Broussard, an esteemed Lebanon Valley College professor, testified at a time when the Senate was considering legislation to change how our Electoral College votes are determined.Sen. Mike Folmer Under that proposal, … more
John Glenn was an American hero. We don’t have many of those anymore. In a day and age where we tear down people as quickly as we build them up, he might be one of our last. I cried a few tears Thursday when the news came that he had died, … more
When we first arrived in Cuenca in 2012, we were advised by gringos that the prudent thing to do was to get health insurance. Ed O'Connor Being new, we took their recommendation and opted for coverage. The cost for both of us was $187 monthly … more
So what made us pick our house at 207 N. Spring St.?Susannah Gal Well, there are lots of things that helped us to decide on this house, not the least of which was our 7-foot grand piano. That’s a hefty piece of furniture that not only needs to … more
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks for your encouragement and support during my 14 years in office. I truly appreciate the great opportunity I have had serving the people of the 106th Legislative District. It has been an … more
When a man is wrong, he admits it. Anything less is cowardly. That said, I admit I called the presidential election wrong. Here in the pages of the Press And Journal, I predicted Hillary Clinton would emerge victorious. I did multiple times, in … more
Back in 1980s, I can remember going into the Elks Theatre as a teenager and sitting in the back row with my friends to watch movies and thinking, “This is great. We have our own theater in our town.” In 2010, I can remember taking our son to … more
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