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  • Bethlehem Mayor Donchez calls for tax increase in 'austere' budget

    Bethlehem Mayor Donchez calls for tax increase in 'austere' budget
    After trimming $5 million from the budget and raising more in fees increases and property sales, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez announced Friday the city will need a tax increase of just under 1 mill to balance the "austere" budget and fix the...
  • Northampton County Council kills Executive John Brown's budget

    Northampton County Council kills Executive John Brown's budget
    Northampton County Executive John Brown's first budget has hit a legal snag that will force him into a deficit strategy he's condemned as poor fiscal management. In response to a legal opinion critical of his plan to balance the budget with a $20.1...
  • Lehigh County Commissioners backed off three budget amendments

    Lehigh County Commissioners backed off three budget amendments
    Lehigh County commissioners backed off three budget amendments Wednesday, handing Tom Muller victories on half of his executive vetoes. Board Republicans had the power to override all six of Muller's vetoes, which passed originally with veto-proof...
  • For Republicans, election victory won't end struggles

    In the battle for control of the Senate, Republicans have built their campaigns on a promise to block President Obama's policies and ease Washington's gridlock. But accomplishing that may prove tougher than winning next week's election. A GOP Congress...
  • Ehrlich gets the numbers wrong

    Ehrlich gets the numbers wrong
    I'm often perplexed by the content in Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column and wonder if he is free from fact-checking because his words appear on the op-ed page. One particular paragraph in his column, "American values under Obama" (Nov. 2), left me even...
  • EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks

    EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks
    The European Union cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring. The downgraded outlook,...
  • Obamacare, deficit approach differentiate Warner, Gillespie

    The race for the Senate pits a governor-turned-senator who prides himself on his willingness to work across party lines against a former head of the Republican National Committee who says it's time to break Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's grip. Sen....
  • Inglewood schools chief criticized over costs of his security detail

    Inglewood schools chief criticized over costs of his security detail
    When Don Brann arrived in Inglewood, his marching orders were clear: Keep the city's debt-plagued school district from tumbling into financial chaos. The state-appointed superintendent cut costs and trimmed staff to save the necessary millions,...
  • Politicians plagued with Empathy Deficit Disorder

     Politicians plagued with Empathy Deficit Disorder
    Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska's Republican congressman, Don Young, said suicide didn't exist in Alaska before "government largesse" gave residents an entitlement mentality. "When people had to work and had to...
  • Re-Electing Malloy Gives State Best Chance For Progress

    Re-Electing Malloy Gives State Best Chance For Progress
    Mark Twain liked to cite William Nye's observation about the music of Richard Wagner — that it was better than it sounds. In a similar vein, the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been better than it may look. Mr. Malloy, 59, is something...
  • Muller vetoes 2015 tax cut in Lehigh County

    Muller vetoes 2015 tax cut in Lehigh County
    Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller vetoed half a dozen Republican-backed budget amendments, saying they do not shrink the county deficit as touted, and are harmful to employees. Democrat Muller described the line-item vetoes as modest compared to his...