The lies that kill

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The lies are killing people. Thankfully, the open deception about COVID-19 has been of limited impact here in Chester County, save the odd spittle-flecked angry email or comment claiming the virus is fake, masking is a plot against freedom, the election was rigged and that Donald Trump would be reinstated on Aug. 13. None of that is true, of course,...

GOP members in Pa. legislature — again — want to throw out your vote

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa It’s been a month since Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump for the presidency — as it turns out by some seven million votes and more than 70 electoral votes, the biggest win by a challenger for the presidency since Franklin Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in 1932. And yet, too many seem convinced that somehow state legislatures, the U.S. Supreme...

GOP says Wolf’s tax math doesn’t add up

And they may have a point, when it comes to sales tax hike By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times WEST CHESTER — Five of the county’s state legislative delegation pushed back on Gov. Tom Wolf’s sales tax increase proposal Friday — arguing that it would cost Chester County taxpayers an additional $177 million a year in taxes. State Representatives Dan Truitt (R-156), Becky Corbin (R-155), Tim...

Legislators, county DA laud tough new arson law

Act 16 puts focus on those who would do harm with fire By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times State Sen. John Rafferty (R-44) talks about the state’s new arson law, which strengthens penalties for those injure or kill in the act of committing arson, Wednesday, at an event at Thorndale Fire Company. He was joined on left by state Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-9, the Majority Leader of the Senate), Chester...