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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Andy's Angles: The State of the State

I spent a good part of my Monday here, in front of the Scranton State Office Building on Lackawanna Avenue.  We were previewing a potential budget mess-- the fiscal year beginning today without a new spending plan.  That's nothing new.  It seems to happen most years, a sign of Pennsylvania's dysfunctional state government.

The general assembly approved a budget Friday, without much consideration as to how to pay for it all.

As noted here before, this was never one of my favorite buildings.  It's functional on the inside, but a boring and sterile brown brick box on the outside.  The trees have grown nicely to soften the look, but I never felt this building did much for the neighborhood.