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Pa.'s tax burden — meh
Mon, Apr 11, 2016, 8:55 AM
As we approach the April 15 noxious annual taxpayers' deadline and as Harrisburg gets set for its equally noxious annual battle over taxes...
Oh, those Democratic slogans!
Wed, Mar 23, 2016, 9:02 AM
The Democratic primary for U.S. Senate is finally starting to heat up and as candidates take to the airways to make their case for a chance...
Gov. Wolf: when politics and furniture collide
Mon, Mar 14, 2016, 9:02 AM
Gov. Wolf, as you may know, made his money -- lots of it -- running an old and very successful Central Pennsylvania family business, the Wolf...
Former Wolf aide for Trump?
Tue, Mar 8, 2016, 8:56 AM
Gov. Wolf's recently departed policy secretary, John Hanger, just penned an op-ed piece in a Massachusetts newspaper that seems to encourage...
Pa.'s money mess and student debt
Tue, Mar 1, 2016, 9:23 AM
This just in: the no good, very bad way Pennsylvania handles (or mishandles) your tax dollars might just be linked to how Pennsylvanians handle...
Sen. Wagner wails away
Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 8:57 AM
Whatever good state budget hearings are doing in Harrisburg -- where there is no budget nor prospects for one -- they are providing York County...
Readers riff on Wolf budget woes
Tue, Feb 23, 2016, 8:54 AM
Monday's column focused on what Wolf can do to untangle the snagged state budget mess drew an unusually-high number of reader emails filled...
Presidential campaign yuks
Thu, Feb 11, 2016, 8:45 AM
Campaign 2016 sure has its up and downs, highs and lows, hopes and scary moments. But it's also a great source of humor and few tap into it...
John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.