Category: Government

Statewide School Masking Order Expected

Gov. Wolf is expected to announce in about an hour a new order requiring universal masking in all K-12 schools and day care. Gov. Wolf should have done this weeks ago instead of waiting for Republicans in the state legislature to act. Instead, our school board has invested […]

Opioid Emergency Ended

Back before the primary I was warning people that the ballot initiatives, all of which ultimately passed, would allow the legislature to end the two states of emergency active in Pennsylvania – Covid-19 and Opioids. Immediately after the election the legislature ended the first emergency (although the legislature […]

Inquirer Article on Chester Incinerator

The Inquirer has a nice piece today on the Chester Incinerator that focuses on the work of Zulene Mayfield. I’ve heard her speak at a number of public meetings over the past year, and she is a passionate advocate for the residents of Chester. She founded Chester Residents […]

Census Results in PA and Redistricting

The census data is slowly being processed and more of it is becoming accessible. Pennsylvania is set to lose 1 congressional seat because it grew slower than the country as a whole. In 2010 each district had approximately 700,000 residents, after the 2020 census each seat will have […]

Hepford Park Vandalized Twice

I heard from one of the commissioners that someone had spray-painted the play structure, lights and snack bar at Hepford Park last night. There was similar graffiti earlier in the year that had to be painted over previously. The township maintenance people had to switch from their other […]

The Uniformity Clause

There has been a lot of discussion as a result of last year’s re-assessment and its effect on taxes. We’re still learning the full impact of these changes. Most of Garden City, but not all, seems to have increased in excess of the 4% tax increase in this […]

DelCo Covid and WSSD Masking

Pennyslvania continues to keep its Covid data website up to date with the latest numbers. The amendment made by Wendy Voet at the school board meeting earlier this week states, If Delaware County (or the Wallingford Swarthmore School District catchment area, if that data becomes available) rises above […]