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A political cartoon gallery by Alan MacBain *all images are copyright Alan MacBain. Theft will result in prosecution.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Choice presentation

Residents of New Hanover have been fighting for several years against a quarry in their town. Among the concerns are increased asthma among school children due to quarry dust, and sound issues from the blasting. Recently the township came up with a settlement with Gibraltar Rock that would've gotten the township a one-time payment of $3.5 million over 20 years and 1,000 tons of crushed stone, but residents weren't biting, saying the terms were just what had to be met under current law.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Promised Band-Aid

The gambling law has seen little in the way of the tax relief promised when Ed Rendell first called for it to be passed. The purpose of this cartoon was to show that the relief it does provide is too little for the damage done to homeowners' financial state. Read more on that view in The Mercury's editorial, Tax relief from slots is like giving a Band-Aid to a dying homeowner.