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Disconnected politicians risk losing those who ‘vote their jobs’

After a protracted battle with lawmakers, Gov. Tom Wolf’s unilateral push to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) now moves forward. At risk are tens of thousands of jobs, including private union jobs held by people that contributed to his reelection in 2018. It’s a strange ...

Transparency, ending leakage are top priorities

For decades, the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been a cornerstone of our economy that now provides safe travel to 500,000 customers daily. Over time, our roadway evolved to reflect customers’ needs and those of our Commonwealth. When consumers were turning to electronic payments, we implemented ...

Ending the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccinations and hybrid immunity

Early last year we decided to call our group Let’s end COVID! The vaccines had been developed in a remarkably short time, and like many doctors, scientists, and others, we hoped that if the vaccines worked well enough and enough people got them, the pandemic would run out of steam. Herd ...

In ’20, friends met to say — let’s end COVID

In December 2020, three friends concerned about the misinformation and lack of coordinated information about the COVID 19 virus in Lycoming County decided to continue their discussions in a more consistent, organized manner. The three friends — a retired physician, a business owner and a ...

The opposition to Musk’s Twitter takeover is disheartening, scary

Elon Musk is the world’s richest person, according to those who keep track of such things. He can buy whatever he wants, which he has. He has sponsored private flights to space. He is most known for the electric car, with his Teslas making him a patron saint of environmentalists. If you ...