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  • Plainville Council OKs Sewer Rate Increase

    PLAINVILLE — Sewer rates will increase by 8 percent next month to cover an increasing annual shortfall and to put more money into a fund set aside for unexpected emergencies and costly improvements. The town council voted 6-1 to approve the...
  • Republicans take aim at Lehigh County budget, let amendments fly

    Republicans take aim at Lehigh County budget, let amendments fly
    Lehigh County commissioners have put forward more than two dozen amendments aimed at reducing or eliminating the county deficit in the 2015 proposed budget and preserving the funds they have used to balance budgets. All 27 amendments are backed by...
  • Tax Policy Central Theme At Gubernatorial Forum

    Tax Policy Central Theme At Gubernatorial Forum
    WEST HARTFORD — The three candidates for governor made consecutive appearances at a forum held at Beth El Temple Sunday – and tax policy was a central theme as each tried to convince voters they were the best choice to serve Connecticut....
  • Durbin ties Oberweis to tea party attacks

     Durbin ties Oberweis to tea party attacks
    Disbanding the Export-Import Bank, as critics of the embattled federal agency have sought to do in recent months, would hurt local businesses by cutting off access to customers abroad, Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday. Durbin made the Ex-Im issue the...
  • Nathan Benefield: How to immunize Pa. taxpayers from chronic overspending

    Nathan Benefield: How to immunize Pa. taxpayers from chronic overspending
    Last week, two major bond-rating agencies (Fitch and Standards & Poor's) downgraded Pennsylvania's debt rating, citing poor fiscal health. While this should worry voters — taxpayers will be forced to pay more for state borrowing — it isn't too...
  • Philadelphia Archdiocese selling old Lehigh Valley seminary for $5.5 million

    Philadelphia Archdiocese selling old Lehigh Valley seminary for $5.5 million
    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Thursday said it will sell the 454-acre Mary Immaculate Center in Lehigh Township for $5.5 million. The former seminary and retreat center on Cherryville Road has been closed since 2009. The buyer, David T. Davis, is...
  • Brown proposes balancing Northampton County budget with line of credit

    Brown proposes balancing Northampton County budget with line of credit
    Northampton County Executive John Brown plans to balance the 2015 budget with a $20.1 million line of credit, an unexpected twist that allows the county to avoid raising taxes or tapping into dwindling reserves. Brown, in his first budget address since...
  • Lower the debt, clear the way for the American dream

    There is nothing progressive about red ink. This year, progressives will run on strengthening the economic recovery, reducing inequality, improving college affordability, promoting broad-based wage growth and making sure the most vulnerable among us are...
  • 'To Make Men Free' is a timely tale of the ever-changing GOP

    'To Make Men Free' is a timely tale of the ever-changing GOP
    With division in Washington a solidifying fact of modern American politics, this is a smart moment for a deep examination of the political faction that gave this country the income tax, that railed against business trusts on behalf of working men and...
  • Maryland's spending problem [Letter]

    Maryland's spending problem [Letter]
    Dreary job reports coupled with the news that Maryland is projecting $405 million in less revenue for the current fiscal year and the next has caused the O'Malley/Brown cheerleaders at The Sun to put on the pompoms and go into full attack mode ("...
  • Foster, Senger clash on taxes, job creation

     Foster, Senger clash on taxes, job creation
    Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger repeatedly labeled Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster a hypocrite on taxes during a tense joint appearance Friday. However, she also struggled to provide specifics when pressed on some of her own positions on taxes...