7 hrs ago
Fda taking White Flint space, ending NRC HQ controversy
The Food and Drug Administration will occupy about 60 percent of the new Nuclear Regulatory Commission building next to the White Flint Metro station, ending a boondoggle of wasted space denounced by federal lawmakers and investigators.
13 hrs ago
Friday Morning Coffee
Former state Sen. Ray Musto says he's too sick to go to court to face federal corruption charges.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Times Leader
Barletta questions health law's impact on fire companies
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta has raised the issue of whether some volunteer firefighters should receive health insurance coverage under the new federal Affordable Care Act.
Affordable Care Act could hurt volunteer fire companies
The Affordable Care Act could soon have a big impact on volunteer fire companies.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
House Republican warns Obamacare mandates could close volunteer fire departments
A combination of IRS rules and Obamacare mandates could result in the elimination of volunteer fire departments across the country, according to Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa.
Barletta worries Obamacare will gut volunteer fire departments
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta has expressed concern that the Affordable Care Act will force volunteer fire departments to accept large cost increases or eliminate volunteer positions.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The Citizens' Voice
Barletta tours LCCC's culinary institute, discusses health care act with Leary
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta saw operations inside Luzerne County Community College's Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute for the first time Friday.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Meet the Monday "No's" who said "Yes" on Tuesday to transportation funding: Thursday Morning Coffee
With Gov. Tom Corbett set to get a $2.4 billion highway funding package on his desk sometime today, we thought it would be instructive to introduce you to the state House lawmakers who were against transportation spending before they were for it: On the Republican side, it was Reps.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
H.R.2612 - Public Buildings Savings and Reform Act of 2013 Underscores DMV Rent Caps
Following a May 2012 directive from the White House Office of Management and Budget, federal agencies are now prohibited from increasing their space while concurrently reducing the amount of space under lease.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
The News Item
Political assistance on grant dilemmas another battle line for commissioners
Assistance to both Point Township and Northumberland County from the local political delegation in dealing with state grant controversies has become another point of contention among the county commissioners.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
The Times Leader
After soft year, 2014 will be have a bulky ballot
Unlike the lackluster municipal election earlier this month, the 2014 ballot is primed to be much more lively with plenty of high-profile federal and state offices on the ballot.
The Citizens' Voice
Gerrymandering needs to end
Low voter turnouts and government paralysis don't result from chance, but from quite the opposite - precisely calculated gerrymandering of legislative and congressional districts.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Obama's health care backtrack leaves most Democrats speechless: column
After President Barack Obama announced Thursday that Americans would be able to keep their existing health care insurance for another year while bugs in the Affordable Care Act are ironed out, Democrats in Pennsylvania's congressional delegation were noticeably silent.
House GOP: ObamaCare hurting education
House Republicans are launching a fresh attack on ObamaCare by claiming that it hurts America's students.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
SC Wildfire Demonstration Shows How You Can Protect Your Home
Every year, there are between 2,000 and 3,000 wildfires in South Carolina serious enough to call out the State Forestry Commission to fight them.
Sun Nov 10, 2013
Illinois Republican eyes return to Congress
Dold is attempting a comeback against former Rep. Brad Schneider , who he lost to by less than 2,500 votes in a heavily Democratic suburban Chicago district last fall.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Panel discussion focuses on empowering residents to tackle the threat of gangs in the capital region
While large, national gangs are present in the midstate, law enforcement officials are more concerned with local street gangs, a problem they believe residents can do quite a bit to help with.