| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:26 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:27 AM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:10 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:28 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:45 AM
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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:53 PM
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,...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:02 PM
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.
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
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...