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Somehow, terrorist tragedy prompts gun control debate

June 26, 2016 Somehow, the largest attack on American soil by terrorists since 2001 has turned into a gun control debate. Gun control fanatics in the U.S. more »»

State economic development programs questionable priority

June 25, 2016 It's called corporate welfare, and yes, that's meant to be a negative connotation. Now economic development funding from our state government doesn't always turn out bad. more »»

Biennial budgeting not the answer to state budget woes

June 24, 2016 As Pennsylvania wades into another tough-to-meet budget deadline, there is a push for a biennial budget that would coincide with the two-year legislative sessions. more »»

Finally, Wolf takes some correct steps toward state budget

June 23, 2016 Almost 18 months into his term, Gov. Tom Wolf now says the state doesn’t need a sales or income tax increase to balance its budget. more »»

Impact fee drop: Slump real, resist a severance tax

June 22, 2016 The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission said last week impact fee revenue from Marcellus Shale wells dropped by $36 million to $188 million in the past year. more »»

State House takes a modest pension overhaul step

June 21, 2016 It’s termed a pension overhaul. It’s really not. more »»

Imprison terrorists outside the U.S. in the future

June 20, 2016 President Barack Obama has become so desperate to keep his pledge to close the U.S. more »»

President Obama’s reaction to Orlando shootings disturbing

June 19, 2016 The tragedy triggered by a gunman eight days ago at an Orlando nightclub killed 49 people, the largest loss of life from domestic terror in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001. more »»

ISIS leaders hide behind human shields, propaganda

June 18, 2016 Islamic State terrorists being pushed out of the critical Iraqi city of Fallujah have slowed the advance of Iraqi troops with a very effective tactic — use of human shield. more »»

Pipeline needed to end gas industry’s infrastructure woes

June 17, 2016 There is enough natural gas to meet the daily needs for 7 million United States homes. Natural gas heats about half of all U.S. homes. more »»

Jobs report shows why economy needs a different approach

June 16, 2016 When the June jobs report came out a couple weeks ago, U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, a Cogan House Republican who represents the 10th Congressional District, called it "sickening. more »»

With bid opening, airport terminal edges to reality

June 15, 2016 The region is about to get a new airport terminal. more »»

Shell’s cracker plant commitment good news for state, region

June 14, 2016 Most people in the know acknowledge the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania is in a downturn these days. more »»

Clinton does not pass the character test for president

June 13, 2016 Hillary Clinton has become the Democrat Party’s presumptive nominee for president. Primary elections last week reinforced that she is over the top. Challenger Sen. more »»

Water fee best way to solve the Chesapeake mess

June 12, 2016 The Environmental Protection Agency will be issuing a “report card” next year on how well states are doing with their share of the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. State Rep. more »»

President Obama seems prepared to distort history

June 11, 2016 Not content to merely lie to the American people in the here and now, President Barack Obama’s State Department also seems prepared to distort history. During a Dec. more »»

Liquor reform bill shows complete privatization doable

June 10, 2016 There are a lot of ways to read the Legislature’s loosening Tuesday of Pennsylvania’s insane liquor system by letting grocery stores and outless sell takeout wine and by formalizing beer sales in... more »»

Repeat of same plan from Wolf will create second budget mess

June 9, 2016 Gov. Tom Wolf says he and the Legislature are “moving” toward a budget agreement that won’t take so long this year. He has proposed a $3. more »»

Grove Street Commons answers a growing seniors housing need

June 8, 2016 When the natural gas industry took hold in the area several years ago, the demand for rental housing catapulted upward. And so did rental prices. more »»

TLC marks a continuing saga of reentry excellence

June 7, 2016 There is, thankfully, a lot of talk and action these days about the reentry process that allows people who have committed crimes or fallen prey to drugs to reconstruct their lives. more »»



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