The thimble brigade

The thimble brigade

After several days of struggling behind closed doors, the legislature and governor have managed to accomplish … not much. The so-called “reform” bill currently headed toward likely enactment will do little to address Pennsylvania’s crushing $60...
Packing political heat

Packing political heat

State GOP House Speaker Mike Turzai is considering a run for the governor’s office next year, and spent some time recently with some of his core constituents.  He addressed a “Make the Second Amendment Great Again” (as if it isn’t anymore)...
The nest egg

The nest egg

Ex-federal convict and erstwhile state Sen. Bob Mellow wants his $246,000 annual state pension restored. Many, us included, think that’s a bad idea.
Nothing to see, folks …

Nothing to see, folks …

Two bills are working their ways through the state legislature that obstruct the public’s right to know pertinent details about their local and state police forces. House Bill 27 would make it a misdemeanor to reveal the name of an officer involved in a shooting...