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'Tis the season to be thrifty

January 12, 2014 By BOB DICK Know that feeling a month after Christmas when the credit card statement shows you blew your holiday budget? Imagine the pain you’d experience after six consecutive years of spending... more »»

Vacancies to bring change in Legislature

January 5, 2014 By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Legislature’s two-year election cycle circles back around in the coming year, as new district boundaries, a spate of retirements,... more »»

Penn College centennial celebrates unique approach to education

January 5, 2014 By DAVIE JANE GILMOUR The seeds of what would eventually become Pennsylvania College of Technology were sown by a group of forward-thinking educators who launched adult classes in an industrial-art... more »»

Milestones loom for Dem gov hopefuls in 2014

December 29, 2013 By PETER JACKSON Associated Press HARRISBURG — In a field oozing with political ambition and pent-up energy, Pennsylvania’s Democratic candidates for governor will ring in the new year without a... more »»

Coming to terms with America's interminable problem

December 29, 2013 By G. TERRY MADONNA And MICHAEL L. YOUNG There’s good news and bad news these days for the Obama administration. more »»

Corbett, lawmakers seek cash to plug deficit

December 22, 2013 By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG — Gov. more »»

Don't let body language sully City Council performance

December 22, 2013 By BILL HALL Many people who follow politics today understand that there are three branches of government. These are the legislative branch, the executive branch and the judicial branch. more »»

For unions, Dems 2014 primary presents dilemma

December 15, 2013 By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG — In 2002, the clock hadn’t even struck 12:01 a.m. more »»

The elephant in the room

December 15, 2013 By G. TERRY MADONNA And MICHAEL L. YOUNG It wasn’t a “big “story. In fact, the article published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last June received little follow-up and even less attention. more »»

PennDOT has long road ahead on highway funding law

December 8, 2013 By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG — The 127-page transportation legislation signed into law this past week culminated years of planning and presents an imposing set of challenges for... more »»

A conversation about race and politics

December 8, 2013 By CLIFFORD RIEDERS A fellow I know rather well came up to me recently and said, “What do you think of your leader now?” I assumed he was referring to the deal the United States seemed to be willin... more »»

A modest start for state's transportation plan

December 1, 2013 By PETER JACKSON Associated Press HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s ambitious new multibillion-dollar transportation funding program is off to a modest start. more »»

The rocky road to Camelot

December 1, 2013 By G. TERRY MADONNA And MICHAEL L. YOUNG “Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot. more »»

Dems sharpen knives as Corbett kicks off campaign

November 17, 2013 By MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Gov. more »»

United Way campaign: Do what you can

November 17, 2013 By SCOTT N. LOWERY Without question, Father Time is the grand marshal of life’s parade. more »»

Made in Pennsylvania, but a model for America


Sparse ballot still whets donors' interest

November 3, 2013 By PETER JACKSON Associated Press HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s 2013 ballot is the sparsest in more than a decade, with only one statewide race — for an open seat on the state Superior Court — to... more »»

The case for maintaining the Prevailing Wage Law

November 3, 2013 By JAMES BEAMER Your editorial Oct. 15 backing the end to the prevailing wage law is full of misinformation based upon regurgitated talking points from ideological talking heads. more »»



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