Anti-Gerrymandering bill takes hit, but supporters continue fight

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times State Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) speaks at a forum last month on ending Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. Gerrymandering—what it is, how it’s done, how it disenfranchises voters, and how to end it—was the subject of two April town halls held jointly by State Representative Eric Roe (R-158) and Fair Districts PA Chair Carol Kuniholm. Because of population...

Barrar rips DePasquale over VA audit report

A local State Representative is taking state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to task over his audit of care for the commonwealth’s military veterans. DePasquale’s office audited the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and cited various issues with waiting lists, admissions and other issues preventing Pennsylvania’s veterans from getting the medical care they need.