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Reading mayor expresses support for referendum question

Reading Mayor, Vaughn Spencer

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Reading's mayor is putting his support behind the efforts of some concerned citizens who pushed to get a referendum on the ballot.

Emmaus learns of state pension crisis

Pa. Depart. of Revenue Sec., Dan Meuser speaks to with members of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Assoc.

The public employee pension system in Pennsylvania is in need of repair, Emmaus residents learned Tuesday night.

Candidates for Congress debate issues in 69 News studios

Candidates for Congress debate issues in 69 News studios

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The candidates running in Pennsylvania's sixth congressional district faced off in our 69 News studios on Friday.

Plosser wants interest rates to rise "sooner rather than later"

Plosser speaks about the economy in Allentown

The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says the Fed should raise interest rates "sooner rather than later."

New Jersey voter registration deadline Tuesday

Tuesday is the deadline for New Jersey residents to register to vote ahead of the Nov. 4 general election.


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Proposed Lower Saucon budget includes 22% tax hike

Lower Saucon Twp.

It looks like property owners in one Northampton County community are facing a significant tax increase.

Brown says he won't let council hold county hostage for 'political gain'

John Brown

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Northampton County's executive says county council members play politics when they protest his proposals.

Lehigh County commissioners adopt budget with $8 tax break

Lehigh County commissioners

Lehigh County taxpayers were given a tiny tax break when the 2015 budget passed Wednesday night.

Easton solicitor: Scranton tax ruling has no bearing on city

Dave Hopkins, public works director, outlines improvement projects to Easton City Council

Residents and commuters are both subject to Easton's earned income tax, says the city's solicitor.