Going down with the ship

Going down with the ship

Scranton School Director Paul Duffy has announced that he cares too much (or something) to continue serving on the city school board. Heartbroken over the district’s financial free fall (and having lost his primary bid to run for city council), he says he plans...
In a hole

In a hole

Facing ever-more-crushing budget deficits, Scranton School District officials hope financial experts will help them right their ship. It’s easy to guess what the first bit of advice will...
Our not-so-beautiful balloon

Our not-so-beautiful balloon

— A long-delayed severance tax on natural gas drillers — a levy enacted by every other major gas-producing state — would go a long way toward helping Pennsylvania solve its systemic budget shortfalls and provide better funding for public education....