Commuting judge kills commuter tax

Visiting Philadelphia Judge John Braxton has struck down Scranton’s commuter tax, which was slated to begin Wednesday. It’s welcome news, which you can access here. I’ll opine on the judge’s decision in my Wednesday column, which I will write...

Say what?

Writing two columns for Wednesday, just in case. Judge John Braxton is expected to rule today on a lawsuit to block Scranton’s commuter tax, which will cost the Kelly household more than $800 a year. Also, Scran’n is the Number Two seed in Gawker’s...
Morning blend, 9/30/14

Morning blend, 9/30/14

I love the smell of newsprint in the morning. An eye-opening review of today’s headlines: Chasing a ghost The Times-Tribune has the latest on the search for Eric Frein, accused of murdering a state trooper and wounding another. Unfortunately, the latest remains...
Ray Lyman, Da voice of Scran’n

Ray Lyman, Da voice of Scran’n

Remember Ray Lyman, whose disjointed rants at Scranton City Council meetings once earned him an invite to appear on the comedy video-clip show “Tosh.0”? Well, he’s back, at least on video. He hasn’t appeared at a council meeting in a while, but...

Commuter tax hearing rolls on

Visiting Judge John L. Braxton will decide this morning whether to dismiss a lawsuit to block Scranton’s commuter tax. If he allows the suit to continue, the city will present its case for the tax, slated to begin shaking down commuters on Wednesday. In a...