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Julie Harhart

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  • Education funding an election issue

    Education funding an election issue
    Everyone knows that Gov. Corbett has cut more than $1 billion in education spending. What I don't understand is why so many of the same people who have told me they're voting against him are still supporting other Republicans who have gone along with...
  • Julie Harhart 'too busy' for even one debate

    Julie Harhart 'too busy' for even one debate
    There is no more crowd-pleasing column than one that takes a swipe at the greed and arrogance of our state Legislature. Whether they're ignoring the state constitution to make themselves even more overpaid, crippling the budget by voting themselves...
  • 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......
  • Constituent Service

     
    I did a column today about state Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Northampton), noting in part that people praise her -- and other incumbents -- because of constituent services offered by their offices. It infuriates me that so many incumbents benefit from......
  • Four Lehigh Valley bridges to close in coming months

     
    In addition to the planned closure of Schreiber's Bridge, the historic stone-arch span linking Martin Luther King Drive and Parkway Road East in Allentown, three other bridges in the region will be closed by PennDOT in the next few months, according to...
  • Feds increased, state cut gas-safety funding

    Feds increased, state cut gas-safety funding
    Fatal gas pipeline explosions in Allentown and Philadelphia this year are casting light on whether the nation's pipeline-inspection system, funded by state and federal assessments on gas utilities, is adequate to keep the public safe. Pipeline safety...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Things Get Started.

     
    Thousands of tux- and evening gown-clad revelers filled the building's cavernous expo INAUGRUAL1 hall for a four-hour party that featured such regional food delicacies as the "Heavenly Devonshire," which is a little turkey sandwich on toast points with...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: EPA Begins Bradford Spill Probe.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you're like us, then you start each morning with a tall, cold glass of Fracking Water. With its mix of essential vitamins, minerals and radioactive isotopes, there's nothing quite like a tall, cold glass......
  • It'll Be A Lonely Primary For A Lot Of Lawmakers This Year.

     
    Good Afternoon, All. If there was any doubt, it looks like the vogue for reform has passed and the wave of anger from the 2006 cycle has officially subsided. We've just gone and checked the list of candidates from the......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Sen. Orie Convicted On Corruption Charges.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. State Sen. Jane Orie's conviction yesterday on corruption charges will trigger a special election for her suburban Pittsburgh seat, the Post-Gazette reports this morning. Orie's, R-Allegheny, predecessor in the seat,...
  • The lowdown on payday loans

     
    Payday loans aren't illegal in Pennsylvania, but you don't see payday lending stores here because a state law caps interest rates at a number that doesn't make the loans profitable. Still, some state residents are getting the loans illegally online......