Monday, November 30, 2015

New game plan needed in PA

I've been ranting about property tax relief for so long now that I would be hard pressed to even remember how the topic first got me fired up. I'm sure it was somewhere near the 10th time in a row my local school district raised property taxes, but I'm not quite sure. During that time I've followed with great interest any news stories on the possibility of said relief, all to no avail. I've pushed hard for reform, even going so far as delivering stacks of letters to Harrisburg from resident who were/are completely fed up with the antiquated collection system. Last week might well have been the last straw. The state Senate finally got enough moxie to pull off a vote on the elimination of the property tax as a funding mechanism for public education when what do you think happened? That's right, thrown out at the plate. Read how it all went down in my latest rant.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Attitude a big piece of Norristown’s revitalization puzzle

There isn’t much anyone can do about the past. I think everyone knows that. Certainly, we need to learn from the past and do our best to not repeat mistakes that have been made, but lamenting about the good ol’ days doesn’t do a lick of good when it comes to what we’re going to do to prepare for the future. That was the overriding sentiment, at least one of them, at last week’s Norristown Rising Roundtable discussion held at the Centre Theater. So I decided to take off on that in last week's rant. People with bad attitudes bring the whole group down to their level.