Our Opinion: State House passes meaningless measure
The Pennsylvania House has approved a $29.1 billion budget that includes no tax increase. The plan shifts some funds, eliminates various tax breaks and counts the privatization of state liquor stores as key ways to close a $1.7 billion hole in state finances.
Our Opinion: Supreme Court limits police access to cellphones
This week’s Supreme Court decision requiring search warrants before police seize cellphones came as a shock. It wasn’t the ruling itself that surprised. To the contrary, we viewed it as perfectly appropriate.
Our Opinion: Lawmakers struggle to revamp 911 service
In the last 20 years telecommunications technology has changed dramatically. No surprise there. And perhaps there’s no surprise that the last time Pennsylvania updated its laws pertaining to 911 emergency communications and billing to fund it was 1996.
Our Opinion: Report finds flaws in Sandusky probe, but no scanda
So it seems the investigation into Jerry Sandusky was less than perfect.
Our Opinion: Sportsman’s group seeks an end to Sunday restrictions
Pennsylvania’s ban on most Sunday hunting is undoubtedly a relic of the state’s old Blue Laws. But while most of those rules — that sought to restrict business and recreational activities on Sundays, mainly for religious reasons — have fallen by the wayside, the hunting ban remains.
Our Opinion: Latest Fed report offers subdued picture
Yesterday’s economic assessment by the Federal Reserve Board is a mixed bag. Basically, the Fed said the economy is still improving overall, but mainly at a snail’s pace.
Our Opinion: Resolving state’s fiscal questions should be open process
Pennsylvania is supposed to have a new budget in place by the end of this month. But apparently that won’t happen. A gaping deficit of about $2 billion — caused mainly by less-than-anticipated revenue — has lawmakers and Gov. Tom Corbett scrambling for answers.
Our Opinion: American policy tragedy refuses to go away
Back in the 1970s, an American-backed regime in Iran was overthrown by Islamic radicals.
Our Opinion: Fixing VA hospitals will take concerted effort
There’s nothing like a crisis to get Congress to abandon its usual rhetorical nonsense and take quick action.
Our Opinion: Freeing of Bergdahl leaves questions unanswered
Any time an American soldier held by the enemy is freed, it ought to be cause for celebration. But in the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, released by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after a prisoner swap, the reaction is decidedly muted.
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