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Municipal pension woes have people talking in Harrisburg

May 3, 2015 HARRISBURG — They may not yet be at the forefront of policy debates at the Capitol, but Pennsylvania’s municipal pension troubles are stirring more discussion than usua. more »»

Wolf’s budget has unintended consequences

May 3, 2015 Kermit Bell is worried about his 90-year-old mother, Louise. Like many seniors, Louise Bell sold her house when she moved to a Palmyra nursing home and lives on a fixed income. more »»

Wolf, GOP have plenty to chew over on budget table

April 26, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania measures its state budget deficit in the billions, is led by a Democratic governor and Republican Legislature who have much different ideas about policy and faces... more »»

Choosing judges: Going from bad to good enough

April 26, 2015 Theory and practice are often at odds – no more so perhaps than in American governmen. more »»

Dems’ intraparty fight haunts U.S. Senate campaign

April 19, 2015 HARRISBURG — This month marks six years since Arlen Specter switched parties to become a Democrat, upending Pennsylvania’s 2010 U.S. more »»

RIP: The school property tax

April 19, 2015 Governors propose and legislatures dispose. more »»

Wolf administration pushes Pennsylvania election reforms

April 12, 2015 HARRISBURG) — A growing number of states have updated their election laws to make the hub of the democratic process more convenient and voter-friendly, but so far Pennsylvania isn’t among them. more »»

The goal: Engaging communities, empowering victims

April 12, 2015 If you read the crime stories in this publication, you’ve probably seen the scenario played out dozens of times. more »»

Kane’s troubles could haunt her hopes for second term

April 5, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s highest ranking law enforcement official is waiting to hear how the state Supreme Court will rule on whether a county judge had the power to appoint a special prosecutor... more »»

The case for school stadium project

April 5, 2015 In just under two years, the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation has received commitments and donations totaling nearly $2.3 million toward a $2. more »»

GOP lawmakers chafe at Wolf school tax cut plan

March 29, 2015 HARRISBURG — Raising taxes will be a battle among Pennsylvania state lawmakers as they face Gov. more »»

Palestine: ‘This Land is My Land’

March 29, 2015 Why is Palestine such a perpetual mess? I think it is because each of the warring parties there has a competing narrative of how we got to where we ar. more »»

Wolf’s property tax plan has competition

March 22, 2015 HARRISBURG — The success of Gov. more »»

Dispatch from Israel – The Electoral Process

March 22, 2015 With only a few days away until elections in Israel, the mood of the Israeli electorate seems to be “anyone other than Netanyahu. more »»

Holding officials accountable expensive

March 21, 2015 NEW YORK -- It’s getting harder and more expensive to use public records to hold government officials accountabl. more »»

Trust Pennsylvanians, not government, to lead the way

March 15, 2015 Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a budget with a spending rate clocking in at a blistering $1,000 per second. more »»

Wolf administration to challenge gas industry

March 8, 2015 HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Wolf’s budget: The rising price of civilized society

March 8, 2015 Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once famously observed, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society. more »»



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