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Pa Schools: crash test dummies

 The myth in Pennsylvania is that local school boards control local schools.  Truth is that while dedicated school directors spend countless...

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PA Business Leaders Favor State Spending Cuts

But, Overall They Support Ridge Budget Priorities      Harrisburg (PA) – A strong economy has left Pennsylvania’s state treasury overflowing...

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Beetle farm for sale

Don’t know what possessed me to do it.  Up until about 3 years ago I couldn’t grow a thing.  There were actually...

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Townships: the beauty of what they can do

 “Township officials are elected to make policy decisions, levy taxes, borrow money, authorize expenditures and direct administration of their government...

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Township Officials In Pennsylvania Favor Local Tax Reform and Local Control of Zoning

New Survey by Lincoln Institute concentrates on local government issues      (Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 27, April 2000) – Elected township...

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Voter turnout: what's wrong with that?

Pennsylvania was working hard to be the first but courtesy of Governor George Bush’s staff, Kansas actually took the honors.  In...

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'Tis the wind and nothing more

“Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore ‘Tis the wind and nothing more…”–Edgar Allan Poe, The...

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"Budget fights puts Gov. Ridge on the hotseat"

 Once upon a time a guy was offered a choice between eternity in Heaven or Hell.  Doubting the wisdom of choosing...

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