Local Politics

Pa. Senate committee approves property tax reform bill

Pennsylvania Capitol building - sunny day

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A measure to reform Pennsylvania's property tax system moved forward in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Bethlehem leaders seek ways to close $5.9 million budget gap

Bethlehem City Hall

A $5.9 million budget deficit is looming in Bethlehem, but the mayor said he has a plan to fix it, and it's going to require some belt-tightening at City Hall and from residents themselves.

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa. governor

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa governor

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is falling further behind in his bid for re-election.

Former Pa. lawmaker to take another shot at House seat

David Kessler

69 News

A former Pennsylvania representative in Berks County is once again setting his sights on Harrisburg.

Reading mayor vetoes council, water authority agreement

69 News

Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer has vetoed the agreement between City Council and the Reading Area Water Authority.

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Lower Saucon Council hears proposal for luxury apartment complex

Lower Saucon council
LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa.

Three Lower Saucon Township council members Wednesday heard a proposal from a New Jersey-based developer for a new 204-unit luxury apartment complex.

Allentown council hires 4 cops, advances "Andre Reed Park"

Allentown City Council
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown City Council approved hiring four more police officers Wednesday night and advanced a proposal to rename an East Side park for pro football Hall of Famer Andre Reed.

Lehigh University's entrepreneurship program honored

Lehigh University
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Accolades continue to pour in to Lehigh University for its outstanding program in entrepreneurial education.

Hanover Township likes proposed shopping center

Attorney Lisa A. Pereira and developer Rick Albertson outline the plans for supervisors
HANOVER TWP., Pa.

There were no plans to approve or even a resolution to vote on, but Hanover Township supervisors Wednesday said they are willing to close Lloyd Street, a cut through between Airport Road and Irving Street, to help clear the way for a proposed shopping center at American Parkway and Airport Road.