Gerow: That speedy Pa. budget? Thank Trump's booming economy | PennLive

Just as the summer solstice arrived, there were puffs of white smoke from the chimneys of the Capitol.

The Pennsylvania General Assembly had passed a budget for the fiscal year that begins at midnight on July 1. It forwarded to Gov. Tom Wolf a package not only passed on time, but with more than a week to spare before the constitutional deadline.

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June 17, 2018, Face the State, State Rep. Seth Grove

State Representative Seth Grove joins the June 17th "Face the State" episode. Representative Grove explains that leadership is discussing the next fiscal year's state budget. "Election year budgets worry me more than non-election year budgets," says Rep. Grove. 

Seth has served the 196th District since 2008, and during his three terms in office, he has advocated for streamlined, more efficient government and conservative principles. 

Gerow: This Father's Day, don't sweat the presents. Give your family the gift of time together | PennLive

It's Father's Day. Across the land fathers are being celebrated on their special day.

I was blessed to have the dad I did. He's been gone 20 years, but I miss him every day. Although he was not my biological father, he gave me so much more than just the gift of life.

He rescued me from a life of poverty and despair, brought me to the greatest nation in the world, and showered me with love, attention and guidance. We didn't have many material things, but I could not have asked for more.

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