As the case against Trump builds, a number of GOP senators can’t seem to find time to read the whistleblower’s concise nine-page report.
Following on the heels of Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s statewide “listening tour” regarding the pros and cons of legalizing recreational marijuana use, Gov. Tom Wolf has come out in its favor. The GOP-controlled legislature is less enthusiastic, however, citing a laundry list of worries about the spread of social ills that reefer madness might cause. While their concerns are well-intentioned, one can’t help but wonder why, using the same standards, Pennsylvania allows the sale of booze (to say nothing of running a monopoly off it).
With apologies to Porky Pig.
It’s notable that the judge overseeing the state grand jury investigation into alleged misdeeds by officials and employees of the Scranton School District would feel compelled to remind everyone to “play nice.”
How dare Californians want cleaner air to breathe?
Whatever Louis DeNaples wants, Louis DeNaples usually gets. Or at least that’s been the case in his hometown of Dunmore. The wealthy casino, landfill and used auto parts magnate is seeking to have the life of his Keystone Landfill extended nearly another half-century, which means the borough, as well as the state DEP, must sign off on its increased height and attendant environmental impacts. Having secured the blessing of the zoning board in a 3-2 vote, DeNaples now must take his case to the borough council tonight. Public opposition to the expansion has been vigorous, though, so nothing is the slam dunk it once was.
The Trump campaign provides daily proof of the truth behind the old saying, “a fool and his money are soon parted.” The latest case in point: Trump Straws, for which his loyal cult (the GOP’s not really a conventional political party, anymore) have reportedly coughed up nearly $900,000 so that they, like Dear Leader, can fight the liberal scourge of paper straws. (Or whatever. Hey … it’s their money).
But that’s only the tip of Trump’s self-dealing and pursuit of profit, which almost always comes at taxpayer expense.
The death penalty itself is facing potential execution in Pennsylvania.
The health risks posed by vaping are receiving greater attention as at least six deaths have been reported, and more users are being treated for lung disease.