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Lackawanna County

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  • Friday Morning Coffee: Smith Defends New Drilling Law.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're into the final furlong before the weekend and we hope you have some rewarding and fun activities on the docket for the next couple of days. The forecast -- at least here in The......
  • The Sunday Brunch: Canaries In The Ballot Box. What Tuesday's Special Elections Might Tell Us.

     
    Forget the heat and the hoopla surrounding the race for the White House this spring. Pennsylvania voters in a half-dozen special elections Tuesday could provide inklings into their intentions this fall. This year the special state House races will be........
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate GOP To Unveil Its Budget Counter-Offer Today.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Majority Senate Republicans will unveil a $27,65 billion budget plan this morning that restores $245 million in spending on higher education and cuts $165 million in unspecified spending from the Corbett...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Ex-Sen. Bob Mellow's Guilty Plea Delayed.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Another weekend is upon us and the forecast, at least here in the seat of power, is calling for some decidedly non-spring like weather. So that means only one thing -- creating your own party.......
  • Former Sen. Bob Mellow Ordered To Repay $21K To The State.

     
    Former state Sen. Robert J. Mellow, of Lackawanna County, who's pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges, has been ordered to pay $21,000 to the state for accepting reimbursement on rent for a district office in a building that he and......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The Thursday Five.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. In case you missed it yesterday, the state Senate toppled another budget domino, sending its $27.6 billion to the state House. The spending plan restores Gov. Tom Corbett's cuts to higher education and adds some........
  • Monday Morning Coffee: A Quick Fill Up.

     
    Eight Days ... ... before a new governor takes office, Pennsylvanians still have their minds on one topic: the economy. Seven in 10 voters list the economy as their top priority as Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett prepares to take office, according to a poll by...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Santorum's Magical Mystery Tour.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Now that Fox News has handed him his walking papers, it looks like Our Rick has plenty of time to devote to his true vocation: securing the GOP nomination for president in 2012 without making......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: New DEP Policy On Shale Outrages Environmentalists.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Environmentalists are doing spins over the news that field inspectors and regional directors at the state Department of Environmental Protection must obtain approval from acting DEP Secretary Michael Krancer before...
  • Former Congressman Murphy To Announce For AG Today.

     
    Looking To Break ... ... a four-decade-old Republican lock on the office, Former Democratic U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy of Bucks County on Wednesday declared his candidacy for state attorney general in 2012. Asked Wednesday how he planned to succeed...
  • "Scenic Byway" projects near Scranton and Philly are among grant recipients

     
    A bit of transportation-related news from the wire services: PennDOT: Three Scenic Byway Projects Selected for Federal Funds Projects Enhance Quality of Life; Among 94 Selected Nationally HARRISBURG, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Federal...