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Taxpayer plan would cut state government spending

June 19, 2016 As we head into the heart of another budget season, taxpayers are anxious to see if Harrisburg will finally end the practices of status-quo governing. more »»

The gutting of rural Pennsylvania

June 19, 2016 How would you feel if somebody moved into your house, sectioned-off half of your rooms and refused to pay rent? Then he welcomed his friends, took over another room or two, and started selling off... more »»

A third party – would it matter?

June 12, 2016 Billionaire, ex-New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg flirted with one. more »»

Waging war against the opioid epidemic

May 29, 2016 Families, friends, neighbors, communities – these are the people being torn apart by the devastating opioid epidemic in the United States. Nearly 130 people die every day from a drug overdose. more »»

The case for Hillary: Flawed but ‘likeable enough’

May 29, 2016 If deep down, some folks simply do not like Hillary Clinton on a personal level, there is nothing anyone can say to get them to consider her qualifications for president fairly...period. more »»

The GOP’s real dilemma

May 29, 2016 What has happened to the GOP – and what should be done about it? Clearly the party is on the precipice of a disaster. But it’s a precipice familiar in the history of American political parties. more »»

Establishing a future for fishing and boating in Pennsylvania

May 15, 2016 As a Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), I take particular pride in the incredible water resources and recreational opportunities that abound here in Northcentral... more »»

School funding may be budget flashpoint again

May 15, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s school funding could once again become a contentious point in fledgling state budget talks after a fight over how school funding helped drive this past year’s historic... more »»

Ted Cruz’s fall from grace

May 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — When Shakespeare wrote the “truth will out,” he must have had Ted Cruz in mind. more »»

Efficiency programs paying off in energy cost savings

May 8, 2016 You could buy a lot of things with $250 million. You could make a big difference in your community by giving the money to charitable causes. more »»

Corporate welfare burdens taxpayers

May 1, 2016 Clothes, groceries, house payments — these necessities are likely some of your largest monthly bills. more »»

Cruz-Fiorina: Good idea, bad timing

May 1, 2016 Most saw it as a desperate act by a desperate candidate. The New York Times referred to it as “the political equivalent of a student pulling a fire alarm to avoid an exa. more »»

Pennsylvania’s presidential primary: What matters

April 24, 2016 Some 40 states have already voted in the presidential primary. Finally, the presidential nomination campaigns move to the Northeast. more »»

That other election Tuesday

April 24, 2016 In the age of “Trump-Mania” and “Bernie-Mania," the often ignored and highly underrated Pennsylvania Democratic primary for U.S. senate is a bit player. more »»

Free state police costs everyone

April 17, 2016 It’s a dirty little secret of Pennsylvania local government. Half of the Commonwealth’s municipalities do not pay for police protection, according to a recent Associated Press story. more »»

Sanders and Trump – Twin Brothers

April 17, 2016 Are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders really twin brothers? My left wing friends like to say that Donald Trump plays on fear and his success is based upon the terror that poor, ignorant white men fee... more »»

Regulating Pennsylvania out of business

April 10, 2016 Rural Pennsylvania's chances to ever have a strong economy again are severely at risk. Gov. more »»

American Muslims: Alienation or integration?

April 10, 2016 Ron Haddad is police chief of Dearborn, Michigan, a Detroit subur. more »»

Ratings agencies see much not to like in state budget

April 3, 2016 HARRISBURG — In the days after Democratic Gov. more »»

An Epidemic of Hope

April 3, 2016 Only light can cast out darkness. It’s imperative that we keep this in mind as we consider the stronghold that heroin and opioid abuse currently has on our communities. more »»



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