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...
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.
Weeds-B-Gone

Weeds-B-Gone

— Various Scranton City Council members and Mayor Bill Courtright currently are debating how best to deploy the expected — hoped-for? dreamed-of? — $83 million in proceeds from the sale of the city’s sewer authority to Pennsylvania-American...