Today’s news – Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.

Quote for today … Either find a way to spend less on our municipalities or schools, or convince our federal government to stop increasing prices artificially each year, amassing higher costs to everyone. – From a letter to the editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

A second quote … “However, there are concerns (local municipal police departments using radar to control speeding) this would give municipalities too much power they could use to increase traffic stop revenues as a budget pad.” ABC Channel 27 News

  • To stupid to be part of politics? Nah!The New York Times

good news

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  • Municipal Briefs in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster? Yep. Columbia’s briefs? Nope.
  • In Easton, the markets are initiatives of the Greater Easton Development Partnership | “The Greater Easton Development Partnership (GEDP) is a volunteer driven,  non-profit entity focused on Easton’s economic well-being, historical integrity, programmatic development, vibrant culture and urban hospitality.”
  • Easton’s got about two and a half times the population of Columbia, 26,915 vs 10,388. Easton and Columbia both are in high-growth and high population areas. Each has a river. Columbia’s got a higher household income; about three percent higher. 47% of Easton’s housing units are owner-occupied; 58% of Columbia’s are. Here are the Census Bureau stats for Easton and Columbia.

income distribution trend

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