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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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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