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County reentry service center paying early prison count dividends

February 26, 2015 Hopefully, it's the start of a trend. Lycoming County's prison population was down in January, continuing a trend that started with opening of the reentry service center in September. more »»

Wolf’s gas tax plan doesn’t work for most of the state

February 25, 2015 Unless he has more to tell us in the future, Gov. Tom Wolf’s gas severance tax proposal turned out to be even worse than we expected. He is proposing a 5 percent severance tax, plus 4. more »»

Show restraint with minimum wage hike to benefit workers

February 24, 2015 If Gov. Tom Wolf has his way, the minimum wage in Pennsylvania will rise from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour over the next two years. That’s the crux of a bill sponsored by Re. more »»

Kasich’s balancd budget acceptance shows awareness of

February 23, 2015 It is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably in his multi-state tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. more »»

Obama’s treatment of Netanyahu prompts Boehner invitation

February 22, 2015 House Majority Leader John Boehner's invite to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress March 3 has prompted all sorts of derision, resistance and cold shoulders among much of... more »»

What we produce is increasingly being taken out of our pockets

February 21, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»

Muncy Historic District needs and deserves some help

February 20, 2015 The Muncy Historic District is on a dubious list. It is one of the latest additions to the state’s endangered historic resources, according to Preservation Pennsylvania. more »»

Ill-conceived political policies impacting nation’s trade debt

February 19, 2015 One of the greatest indicators of the economy of the United States is the status of its import and export volume. On that front, the news is not good. The United States trade deficit jumped 17. more »»

Lycoming’s new science center: Lots to get excited about

February 18, 2015 When Lycoming College President Kent Trachte recently toured the new science facility under construction at the school, he got excited at the thought of students using the building. more »»

More than a name needed to trim costs of state government

February 17, 2015 With much fanfare, Gov. Wolf recently announced a new name for the office charged with finding cost savings in Pennsylvania’s state government. Gov. more »»

A naive approach on reducing public school federal mandates

February 16, 2015 Some members of a U.S. Senate committee have the right idea — reducing federal mandates for public school. more »»

Funding the levee: Convene panel for long-term solutions

February 15, 2015 The stricter flood levee certification regulations enacted after Hurricane Katrina are costing Greater Williamsport $1 million by the end of this year. more »»

Finally, the arena dream becomes reality downtown

February 13, 2015 After four years of planning, the pieces are finally starting to fall in place. more »»

Americans waking up to dangers of $18 trillion national debt

February 13, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generation. more »»

Obama seeks end to ‘mindless austerity’ that doubled debt

February 12, 2015 The United States is $18 trillion – that's with a "t" – in debt. Most people know that. Apparently, President Obama is unaware of the debt. more »»

Wolf’s public land drilling ban latest gas industry hurdle

February 11, 2015 New Governor Tom Wolf says he wants the gas industry to thrive in Pennsylvania. He’s got a strange way of showing it. more »»

Another try at ending impractical Prevailing Wage Act

February 10, 2015 Maybe some new blood can get some long overdue state legislation passed. York County state Sen. more »»

Be careful with use of asset forfeiture against criminals

February 9, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the mov. more »»

Marino: Change in attitude can bring Washington results

February 8, 2015 There is, believe it or not, a path to progress from lawmakers in Washington that could deliver several solutions to some of the nation's more pressing problems. more »»

Oil price inconsistency points to need for long-term energy plan

February 7, 2015 Stock markets in several countries, including ours, posted substantial gains recently. Analysts said oil prices were a big reason for that. more »»

 
 
 

 

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