In about a month, Gov. Tom Wolf will once again give his budget address to the state legislature, and once again, he will likely ask lawmakers to enact a severance tax on the abundant gas flowing out from the Marcellus Shale in the Keystone State.
Many people who pay high property taxes, pay high state income taxes and itemize deductions for any reason are going to see increases in their 2018 tax bills.
Some analysts are predicting strong Democratic gains in Congress after the 2018 election.
If you don’t think the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival story (DACA) is a local story, then you haven’t been paying attention. In September the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission held a meeting, and a couple of young people who were directly affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era DACA policy spoke.
The howls of protest against the vote of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to end net neutrality reached a crescendo in advance of the vote on December 14. Most people in the country think ending net neutrality is a really bad idea.
The widespread recognition of sexual harassment that the country is experiencing now is for the most part playing out on the national stage. A parade of men is being knocked off lofty perches in the worlds of politics, entertainment, news and beyond.
Activists and others who worked so hard to prevent hydraulic fracturing and the New York Regional Interconnect power line in New York State, and who are still working to prevent the opening of the Competitive Ventures Power Plant and the construction of a compressor station on the Millennium Pipeline in the Town of Highland, understand the power
After the 2010 census, Republicans were in control of both houses in the Pennsylvania Senate. There was also a majority of Republican judges on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and that made a big difference in the state when new districts were drawn, resulting in a map that heavily favored Republicans.
As most Americans are aware, the House of Representatives on November 16 passed its version of what many Republicans are calling a historic achievement that will help the middle class, free up money for investment and lead to unparalleled job and economic growth.
When entering the government center in Monticello November 9, it would have been hard for a visitor to miss seeing three posters in the lobby: One was a picture of the county chair Luis Alvarez holding a sign that said, “I support no smoking on county property,” another was legislator Mark McCarthy holding the same sign and the third was a pictu