| Jan 26, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Arden Tewksberry doesn't believe a 32-cent increase on a gallon of milk is too much to ask.
He said he'd like to see legislation that, in the short term, would raise the price of a gallon of milk from its current $3.83 to $4.15. He noted that a...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski urged Congress to have the "courage" to act on the gun control measures laid out by President Obama on Wednesday.
Pawlowski attended the rollout event in the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House where a...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 3:53 PM
The predictions are dire: milk prices doubling, dairy markets collapsing, family farms folding.
These are the potential results of congressional inaction on a new federal farm bill and the impending "fiscal cliff." But according to Milford...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 6:28 AM
In the wee hours of the new year, Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators joined 87 of their colleagues to overwhelmingly approve a deal to avoid most of the fiscal cliff that haunted Congress and the nation's fragile economy and cast a shadow over the holiday...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:16 AM
After a full day of will they, won't they, the U.S. House passed a bill late Tuesday night to avert the perilous fiscal cliff with the support of all of the region's lawmakers.
Though most Republicans voted against (85-151) the measure to raise taxes on...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:26 AM
When the U.S. Senate adjourned for the night Monday, they did so in honor of the late Arlen Specter.
The Senate passed a resolution honoring Specter's life, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and co-signed by every senator.
The resolution is a...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:06 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett decided Wednesday to let the federal government run a health insurance exchange mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act for Pennsylvanians rather than set up a state-based site. Read The Morning Call's full story on the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Both of Pennsylvania's U.S. senators, it was reported last week, "have issues" with former Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominated to be our next secretary of defense.
The junior senator, Republican Pat Toomey, is from the Lehigh Valley and the senior senator,...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:46 PM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and 16 other Senate Democrats want the medical device tax - included in the 2010 healthcare reform law that they supported - postponed.
The 2.3 percent excise tax that devicemakers must pay on their gross sales goes into effect on...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Democrat Bob Casey urged a federal emergency official to reimburse Pennsylvania for the state's Hurricane Sandy preparations on Wednesday and Republican Pat Toomey is pushing back against a $60.4 billion aid bill he says is excessive.
To be sure, Toomey...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:19 PM
As Ron Jones lodged his shotgun against his shoulder Friday night, took aim and fired, a heaviness hung over the Lower Providence Rod & Gun Club’s weekly trapshoot in Montgomery County as thick as the smoke that belched from his firearm.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Taking a cue from the Bible, the Department of Veterans Affairs has decided the last shall be first.
The agency announced last week it will expedite claims for disability benefits that have been pending for a year or longer. Those veterans will receive...