| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:51 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:45 PM
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....
| Oct 3, 2014
| 9:07 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:52 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:18 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:21 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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 ("...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:57 PM
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...