Say What? | “Tax preparers warn your refund may be smaller than usual this year. Here’s why” – The Morning Call
I – I – I | “Rep. Lloyd Smucker statement on end of shutdown” – The York Daily Record
Say What? | “Back pay for furloughed federal employees to include add-ons” — like overtime pay they would have gotten – The Washington Post
Say What? | OPINION: “The shutdown ended when wealthy people finally were hurt” – The Morning Call
Say What? | Letter writer: “We’re being overcharged for home heating oil” – Penn Live
Say What? | Despite the braggadocio in December (“I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck. … I will take the mantle.”), the DIC folded to rich folks.
Say What? | Blue Russian Suicide – The Washington Post
Say What? | “Decades ago, staff cartoonists at newspapers numbered in the hundreds. Now it’s down to dozens.” – The Washington Post
Say What? | The elite: In public, they wring their hands over automation’s negative consequences for workers; in private, they want machines to replace you. – The New York Times
Coming soon | “Columbia Animal Shelter to Open in February”
Meet the director | Tammy Loughlin
Model for government? | “Our goal is to collaborate, communicate, and educate … “ – The Executive Director’s goal could be a model for local government, too.
True then & now | “Middletown Borough’s Website moves to transparency … what can happen if ‘you gotta’ wanna’!’” – A 2015 Columbia news, views & reviews post in 2015
When’s Columbia’s new transparent Website coming?