All downhill from here on

All downhill from here on

Local governments everywhere are feeling the pandemic’s pinch on tax revenue. Nowhere is the pain more acute than in the Scranton School District, where revenue projections are calling into question the district’s ability to make payroll by year’s...
Let’s take a vote, guys

Let’s take a vote, guys

Yesterday morning, the nation was greeted with the sobering news that its annual GDP had shrunk by a whopping 32.9 percent, or twice the rate of contraction seen during the Great Depression. This might explain why Trump took to Twitter to further his baseless attacks...
Pork rides, again!

Pork rides, again!

Pork-barrel spending is a deathless bipartisan tradition in congress, with the senate Republican pandemic stimulus bill being the latest example. It’s hard to square $30 billion in spending on battleships and aircraft with the economic needs of folks facing a...
Stop, go, I dunno …

Stop, go, I dunno …

Given that Pennsylvania is home to a whopping 500 school districts ranging from from small, rural operations to those in the inner cities, it’s hard to find a one-size-fits-all answer regarding fall attendance plans during a pandemic. Still, many district...
Sleepless in Pennsylvania

Sleepless in Pennsylvania

Democrat Joe Biden is up double-digits in polling against incumbent Donald Trump. Still, Democrats who were left shell-shocked by Hillary Clinton’s electoral-college collapse in 2016 aren’t sleeping easy.