COVID-19 Update, May 14: GOP legislators call on Wolf to move Chesco to Yellow

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa As the death toll climbs in the state and in Chester County, three local Republican state legislators called on Gov. Tom Wolf to move the county to “Yellow” status, Thursday. While Chester County does meet some of metrics laid out by Wolf’s plan to reopen the state — in particular medical capacity — it still fails in a few key areas: testing...

Letter: Kudos to Killian for redistricting reform support

To the Editor, Three Cheers for  Senator Tom Killion who recently introduced legislation in the Pennsylvania Senate to reform the state’s redistricting process. Under our current system, every ten years, legislators draw new maps for legislative and Congressional districts based on population changes that are identified in the U.S. Census. This secretive process permits the political party in power...

The numbers don’t lie: Donald Trump killed the GOP in SE Pennsylvania

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times In reviewing the final results of the 2019 elections in Chester County — and by the way, whomever decided to change up the format to make them almost impossible to work with on the Web, please find another line of work – I feel a little bit like one of the structural engineers on the Titanic seeing how my own preeelction projections played out. Clearly, my math...

Letter: Faults GOP officials for failing to call out racist groups

To The Editor, The silence has been deafening. We are now at the events of Charlottesville + 1 month.  I am represented by 4 Republicans – Representative Barrar and Senator Killion at the state level, and Congressman Smucker and Senator Toomey at the federal level. I get regular e-mail newsletters from all. Only one, Senator Toomey, has spoken out about Charlottesville.  It took him 11 days to...

Endorsements: Malloy, Dinniman for state Senate

Although the headlines from the national race have grabbed the headlines, we in Pennsylvania stand at a crossroads: the state’s finances are broken, we continue struggle to manage to pay for road and bridge and repairs, policing and education. Pensions continue to strangle the state budget and boost local property taxes. Our state legislature continues to be exceptionally dysfunctional and overly...

Trump, Clinton, Killion post big Election Day wins

Roe appears to have won write-in for 158th State House GOP nomination By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The voters of Chester County spoke loud and clear — and picked Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president as both won statewide, Tuesday. Turnout was very strong for a primary election, with nearly 52% of registered Republicans casting ballots...