Barletta makes Luzerne his 30th Main Street Tour

LUZERNE — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta took his 30th Main Street Tour Thursday, this time in Luzerne, where he met with residents and business owners to hear their concerns, answer their questions and exchange ideas. Beginning with a luncheon at Chuck’s Diner, Barletta set out to gather information from his constituents to start the ball […]

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PA requests formal FEMA damage assessment for NEPA snowstorm

WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has requested a formal federal Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment in search of federal aid for costs related to last month’s severe snowstorm in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Wolf also plans to request a Presidential Declaration of Disaster Emergency pending the formal assessment. “We are […]

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Toomey’s bill brings recognition to Vietnam veterans

WILKES-BARRE — Almost 42 years after the Vietnam War officially ended, veterans of that unpopular campaign in Southeast Asia will finally get some official recognition. Thanks to the efforts of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, and his colleague, Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat from Indiana, Congress recently passed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, and […]

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Governor offers to let school districts count hours, not days after Stella

At first blush, the news sounded pretty good: Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that the state will “provide schools in Northeast Pennsylvania that were forced to close last week with options to otherwise satisfy the 180-day requirement.” But the offer is considerably more limited than it may sound, Northwest Area School District Director of Operations […]

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Barletta, Trump reach compromise on health care bill

WILKES-BARRE — Following a meeting Tuesday night with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta said he will now vote for the American Health Care Act. Barletta said they discussed his concerns that illegal immigrants would receive tax credits under the GOP health overhaul. The Republican from Hazleton said just […]

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Capitol Roundup: Wolf says Trump budget will harm Pennsylvania communities

WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf this week reacted strongly to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, saying it will harm communities across Pennsylvania. “Thousands of Pennsylvanians rely on programs that are being eliminated or dramatically cut in President Trump’s budget proposal,” Wolf said in a news release. Wolf said senior citizens receive food from Meals on […]

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Paul Roberts announces candidacy for Kingston mayor

KINGSTON — District Judge Paul Roberts has announced he is stepping down from the bench and running to be mayor of Kingston. Longtime Kingston Mayor Jim Haggerty will not seek re-election. Instead, Haggerty will run for the seat Roberts is vacating. According to a press release, Roberts was born and raised in Kingston, graduated from […]

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At least 12 confirm they are running for Luzerne County Council

At least a dozen Luzerne County residents have confirmed they are running for county council in the May 16 primary, including two incumbents. Five of 11 council seats are up for grabs this year. Tuesday was the first day Democrats and Republicans were permitted to start circulating and filing nomination petitions for an estimated 891 […]

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Legislators: ‘Compromise and change’ needed to pass state budget

WILKES-BARRE — Local state legislators are using terms like “compromise” and “change” when talking about passing a state budget. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, today will unveil his third budget plan to a Republican-controlled Legislature that has opposed Wolf’s overtures to wipe out a stubborn post-recession deficit with a major tax increase. According to an […]

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Concert to run for Swoyersville mayor after two-year appointment to seat

SWOYERSVILLE — Mayor Chris Concert announced on Sunday that he would be seeking to retain the seat of mayor in the upcoming election, having been appointed by council two years ago after the death of longtime mayor Vincent Dennis. Concert detailed borough events held during his tenure and outlined plans for the upcoming year, such […]

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