Government transparency

Opinion: Follow that money

HARRISBURG – The reform train is carrying a light load and chugging along at a slow pace in the state House. Under a new Republican majority, the House met for only one day last week to consider six reform bills on "second consideration" during which two amendments were approved and the others were shot down as not "germane." Read More...

Shickshinny council's rules draw media group criticism

SHICKSHINNY – A newspaper attorney said an ordinance borough council passed recently could impinge on a councilwoman’s free speech rights and hinder her ability to perform her duties. Council in December passed a resolution “Imposing Protocols Relating to Borough Office Management and Confidential Communications” that, among other things, requires communications between council members and borough employees to be respectful and non-discriminatory. Read More...