It took PennDOT to do something right for the city and region

The LNP article “PennDOT buys land to add Lancaster Amtrak parking, but timetable undetermined” is indeed very good news because the painful shortage of parking at the Amtrak station has discouraged use of train service and thus thwarted downtown and regional development It would have been even worse had not a decade ago, upon seeing the original plan to upgrade the station, […]

TSUKERMAN: Russian Public terrified over repercussions of American Senate act

By Slava Tsukerman The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, the legislation to sanction Iran, Russia and North Korea, passed the House 419-3 on July 25, passed the US Senate 98-2 on July 27, and finally on August 2,  President Donald Trump signed it into law. This event triggered a hysterical reaction in Russia. The most typical is the title of […]

State budget a bugger, again

By Dick Miller   WE.CONNECT.DOTS: This is the beginning of the sixth week our state government lacks a constitutionally-mandated operating budget.  It’s also “shark week,” at least on the science-fiction cable channel. What do they have in common? Both are “gloriously idiotic” and “absolutely pointless.” With the largest and most expensive legislature in the nation, Pennsylvania […]

MILLER: Harrisburg or Washington — farce is same

By Dick Miller WE.CONNECT.DOTS:  Pennsylvania residents, taxpayers, and constituents. Condolences to almost all of you.  (A distinctive, conservative minority may like what is going on, even if they don’t understand it.) Harrisburg or Washington, Republican or Democrat, the disingenuous label applies. How we are getting shortchanged in Washington is more obvious than at our state […]

State rules City must turn over requested records to NewsLanc re Marriott / CRIZ / RACL

The following is the ruling by the Office of Open Records of the State of Pennsylvania requiring the City to provide NewsLanc with copies of all the requested documents pertaining to the CRIZ grant, RACL, and communications with Penn Square Partners pertaining to the expansion of the Marriott Hotel in downtown Lancaster.. CONCLUSION For the […]

Hard for Russian government to ignore this sensational report on corruption

By Slava Tsukerman Lately in Russia a number of publications are discussing corruption by Russian governmental elite. There were 24 million views of a film about real estate properties of prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, produced by Alexei Navalny’s Anti Corruption Foundation.  It triggered rallies all over Russia. For the first time in modern Russian history […]

New Jersey Marijuana Medical Review Panel Recommends Adding Chronic Pain, Migraine, Anxiety and Tourette’s Syndrome to List of Qualifying Conditions

  Drug Policy Alliance:  Today, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel made initial recommendations to the Health Commissioner to approve chronic pain, migraine, anxiety and Tourette’s Syndrome as qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program. “We are glad to see that the panel took the testimony of experts and the petitions of New […] © 2016