Carbon County Chapter Attends Annual Senior Expo

Recently, State Representative Doyle Heffley and State Senator John Yudichak invited all senior citizens from Carbon County to the annual Senior Expo—held annually at the Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, in Jim Thorpe. The event featured more than 50 vendors that provided helpful, beneficial information for all seniors. It is intended to be a one-stop service […]

Pension relief for school districts about two decades away

Basic education funding for 2017-18 is increasing by $100 million statewide. Meanwhile, pension payments for districts are rising by $144 million. That imbalance, which ultimately shrinks money for the classroom, wasn’t fixed by the pension reform that state officials have described as “historic” and “meaningful.”

Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP a big boost

A map of congressional districts drawn by Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature helped the GOP win nearly three more of the state’s U.S. House seats than the party otherwise would have won in last year’s election, an Associated Press analysis found.