Once Upon A Turnpike

Once upon a turnpike

It’s like a recurring bad dream. A new year, a new turnpike toll hike. Now, driving the length of the highway costs upwards of $65.70—not counting the return trip. Only, this nightmare is real. We know the usual suspects: infrastructure…

News & Brews January 18 2022

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Corman has almost $3M in gubernatorial bid Whoops, I missed including this one yesterday. Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, who's running for the GOP nomination for governor, recently…

News & Brews January 17 2022

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News & Brews January 14 2022

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News & Brews January 13 2022

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News & Brews January 12 2022

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News & Brews January 11 2022

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News & Brews January 10 2022

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News & Brews January 7 2022

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News & Brews January 6 2022

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! GOP gov candidates face off in first debate More than a dozen GOP gubernatorial hopefuls took to the stage last night in their first debate, which touched on issues…