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  • Pension Disaster

     
    I got a call this week from a former math teacher who wanted to talk about the bad math involved in the huge public employee pension increases granted by our state Legislature and Gov. Tom Ridge in 2001. I'm more...
  • Freeman: allow cities like Easton to compete for CRIZ

    Small cities like Easton would be able to compete for a powerful, new tax incentive program that Bethlehem landed last year to jumpstart redevelopment at the former Bethlehem Steel plant and other parts of the city, under a bill state Rep. Robert...

    McNeill: CRIZ vote 'broke my heart'

     
    State Rep. Dan McNeill loves the CRIZ. The freshman state rep thinks the state designation can unleash Bethlehem’s potential in redeveloping the former Bethlehem Steel land in a way a similar incentive helped Allentown lure a hockey arena....

    Don't buy pig in a poke from state legislators

    Don't buy pig in a poke from state legislators
    Do you know where the expression "Don't buy a pig in a poke" came from? Here's one explanation I found online. This one is from The Word Savvy Site. The "poke" refers to a burlap bag or sack, which shoppers used to take to market centuries ago. At...

    Sexual orientation discrimination is target of Browne bill

    Sexual orientation discrimination is target of Browne bill
    Freedom of religion, in some minds, means the freedom to impose one's religious beliefs, dogma and rules on others. That approach has been the source of much of the world's misery, from the Crusades, to the Inquisition, to Puritan oppression in America,...