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Are you tired of endless political gridlock? Disappointed in uncontested elections? Frustrated that you can’t throw the bums out? Gerrymandering — the drawing of legislative districts to … more
  As I sat down to try to make some sense of the politics of the past weeks and the year to come, my first impression was of the tectonic social and political forces that President Donald … more
During the latter part of the debate on medical cannabis, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman took charge, saying: “This issue is too big, it’s too important, and too many people are … more
In the past week, we were called to task by two of Middletown’s most prominent elected leaders for our Jan. 25 story about police regionalization. Telephone calls, texts and a letter touched on … more
In 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the New York Sun: “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?” The reply was, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa … more
Monday marked the start of National Newspaper Week. It is a time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities, and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that … more
As the mother of a child with epilepsy, I am well aware of the importance of having good health insurance. Without it, my family may not be able to access the medications that my daughter needs to … more
The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed my and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati’s Senate Bill 8 to reform Pennsylvania’s asset forfeiture laws. Asset forfeitures are civil proceedings … more
Asset forfeitures are civil proceedings that allow law enforcement to take possession of the property of certain persons suspected of crime. Drug arrests are the most common examples of seizures: … more
Hey, gang! I hope your 2018 is off to a great start. It looks as though Olga and I have begun another tradition that, hopefully, will not remain an annual occurrence. For the second year in a row … more
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