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Political 'Wall' Stopping Immigration Solution

U.S. Border Patrol agent Jerry Conlin looks out over Tijuana, Mexico, on June 13, from the old wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. After dropping during the recession, the number of immigrants crossing the border illegally into the U.S. appears has been on the rise, according to reports.

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Posted on 30 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Pittsburgh Parking Rates Going Up

Parking Rates Will Increase This Week
(July 30, 2014)--Large hikes in the price to park at the Pittsburgh Parking Authority's garages and lots go into effect August 1. The higher rates will boost the City's parking tax revenue from Authority garages by an estimated $2 million per year. As noted ...

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Perry: Guardsmen Needed at Border

National Guardsmen are needed along the border with Mexico to deter and detain criminals, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told the Tribune-Review in an interview critical of the Obama administration's delayed response to a surge of illegal immigrant children.

Deploying ...

Posted on 28 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Ready for Hillary?

WASHINGTON -- Evie McNulty and her husband, Jim, have been there from the beginning.

She is Lackawanna County's recorder and he is Scranton's former mayor. Despite serving only one term in the 1980s, he is credited with starting the renaissance of the former ...

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Give 'em Hell Tom

"Running against Harrisburg" is a popular strategy. Most modern gubernatorial candidates seeking a first term, including incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett, have "run against Harrisburg." They focus their campaigns heavily toward attacking Harrisburg "insiders" and the ...

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Privatizing Garbage Deserves Another Look

(July 28, 2014)--As city governments across the nation battle budget issues, the notion of privatizing some services is once again making its way to the fore. Detroit, which is in bankruptcy, agreed earlier this year to contract with two private waste haulers for residential trash and recycling ...

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Hillary: Not Electable

Despite the aggressive "inevitability" chatter among Democratic money
people, special interests and media, Hillary Clinton will not be the next
president of the United States.

Through her own choice, failures in Democratic primaries or the verdict ...

Posted on 24 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Third Sunset Review of County Government Completed

(July 23, 2014)--Dated June 30th, 2014, the County Manager's sunset
review of County departments and agencies fulfills requirements in
the Home Rule Charter and the County's Administrative Code to analyze
County departments and agencies and determine if there should be
changes--whether ...

Posted on 24 July 2014 Keep Reading...

PMA Perspective: American Economic Strengths

This week on PMA Perspective

In this episode we examine American economic strengths, but also some looming
threats to our continued prosperity. Carl Marrara hosts a Google Hangout interview with Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing ...

Posted on 24 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Taxing Business Won't Save Students

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington County, is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to Marcellus Shale development. Today, SunnySide employs 15 workers;up from five in 2008;and owner Paul Battista is proud of the
well-paying jobs he provides. Paul told a Congressional ...

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