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Efforts geared to true health care program worth it

July 11, 2015 Scare tactics have been an integral part of the liberal strategy for attempting to foist the deeply flawed Obamacare scheme on the American peopl. more »»

For the third time, Open Records Law improvement sought

July 10, 2015 Say this for state Sen. Dominic Pileggi, a Chester County Republican: At least he's trying to get Pennsylvania's Open Records Law right. more »»

Liquor privatization veto preserves a faulty, old system

July 9, 2015 We expected Gov. Wolf to veto the liquor privatization proposal he was sent last week. more »»

City Council correct to resist broker switch without proper vetting

July 8, 2015 Mayor Gabriel J. Campana recently attempted to switch insurance brokers providing workers compensation coverage to an agency whose owner contributed $2,500 toward his reelection. more »»

Unnoticed asset may be most vital natural gas strength

July 7, 2015 It may be the most unnoticed asset that comes with the natural gas industry. And it may be the most important asset. more »»

Get a woman on the $10 bill free of political correctness

July 6, 2015 Who will she be? What great woman’s face will be seen regularly by virtually every American in the future — every time they reach into their wallets and purses and pull out a $10 bill? Treasury... more »»

New funding formula: Details awaited with some trepidation

July 5, 2015 The details about the new public school funding being considered by the Legislature are starting to come out, and there are winners and losers to be sure among the state’s 500 school districts. more »»

On this July 4th, a new resolve must take root

July 4, 2015 Another July 4th dawns with what seems like unrelenting clouds over our world-envied, 239-year-old experiment with democratic government. Terrorists are rallying for our demise. more »»

Get federal fiscal house in order or face a meltdown

July 3, 2015 Federal budget deficits in the half-trillion-dollar a year range apparently are being viewed as a success by President Barack Obama and other liberals. more »»

The state budget: We need leadership, not vetoes, from governor

July 2, 2015 To the surprise of just about no one, the Republican-controlled state Legislature approved a new state budget without a single Democrat vote and Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed it within hours. more »»

Treatment court provides path to lawyer certification

July 1, 2015 One minute Matt Welickovitch of Williamsport was studying law. The next minute he was being arrested for his third DUI. So much for the dream of becoming a lawyer, right? Not so fast. more »»

Penn College tuition hike at least within the bounds of reason

June 30, 2015 The Pennsylvania College of Technology board of directors recently passed a 2015-16 budget for the school. It includes a 2.78-percent increase in tuition. more »»

Susquehanna Thruway will be worth the wait

June 30, 2015 Officials of the state Department of Transportation have announced that the 12-mile stretch on and around Route 15 at the congested Shamokin Dam strip will take 10 years to complete at a cost of... more »»

Legislature should stand ground on budget priorities

June 28, 2015 The state budget battle lines were drawn six months ago. Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf wants to increase the spending by 9 percent to $31. more »»

Cold War dividend appears to be over with Russia, China

June 27, 2015 The Russian bear has been growling for some time now, as evidenced by Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. Now, he may be sharpening his claws. more »»

More pragmatic judges selection deserves approval

June 26, 2015 Pennsylvanians this fall will be selecting judges to fill three vacant seats on the seven-member state Supreme Court bench. more »»

Take debate out of minimum gas well royalty payments

June 25, 2015 It sounds so simple. And, in fact, there is a 1979 law on the books that guarantees a minimum royalty payment of 12.5 percent, or one-eighth, of the value of gas produced on a property. more »»

New school funding formula: Verdict on inequities needed

June 24, 2015 With approval of a bipartisan state House commission and endorsements from several key interests, Pennsylvania is on the verge of a new public school funding formula. more »»

Firetree’s progress can have positive community impact

June 23, 2015 The takeover of The Center operations by Firetree Place six months ago is starting to bear fruit, which bodes well for the youth and adults it is meant to serv. more »»

 
 
 

 

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