Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, is not a book for our time, nor was it intended to be given that it was initially a first draft of her To Kill a Mockingbird.Read More →
A Pennsylvania legislator wants to look into reviving a long-dead bit of bureaucracy, where the state decides whether a community needs a medical facility that’s being proposed. The federal government is now advising against these regulations, though its responsible for many states implementing them in the first place.Read More →
It’s been less than three months since the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton decided there would not be a taxpayer-funded soccer-specific stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
But Minnesotans, or at least residents of St. Paul, might end up picking up the tab for a stadium anyway.Read More →
On this week’s Watchdog Podcast, a tragic event in San Francisco has started a national conversation about so-called “sanctuary cities” where federal immigration laws are effectively voided.
And Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (yes, those words still seem odd to put together) has stepped into the spotlight by voicing some strong opinions on how to address the immigration problem. Perhaps because of that, he’s now leading in some national polls of the Republican primary (and those words are even more odd).Read More →
The Pittsburgh area and Erie County are providing summer jobs for a couple thousand kids, between them, and the public is still footing most of the bill. In the Pittsburgh program, some employers are now paying interns’ wages, but it’s unclear how much of the total tab the public is picking up. Erie County’s program, only in its second year, has begun reaching out to the private sector.Read More →
Three Pennsylvania senators say they will introduce new legislation ironing out the lack of logic in current fireworks law.Read More →