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City Confidential / 01.03.2019

The Scranton Times-Tribune has been on a hot streak since we last wrote.  Borys Krawczeniuk conducted an exhaustive examination of the campaign finance reports of Democratic Mayor Bill Courtright and picked through years of Republican State Representative candidate Frank Scavo's Facebook posts to unearth racist and bigoted posts against Muslims. Lackawanna County politics as a pay to play culture - where contractors and professionals contribute campaign money in exchange for government work - comes as no surprise to seasoned observers.  Where Krawczeniuk scored big is laying out the breadth and depth of a corrosive system that benefits both Democrats and Republicans.  Courtright raised $114,048...

City Confidential / 12.01.2019

Before City Confidential went on our holiday sabbatical we joked that no one should get raided or arrested in our absence.  Seriously, we were not joking. This week's column was going to examine whether U.S. Senator Bob Casey makes a formidable candidate for President or Vice President.  That was before Mayor Bill Courtright went and got himself raided. All kidding aside.  The last thing we want to do is put out bad information.  We have received plenty of calls since Wednesday and many of the assertions have already proven to be untrue.  Here is what we know: On Wednesday, FBI agents were seen raiding City Hall.  The...