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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Biker-bankers seek to reform Dodd-Frank

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Does Dodd-Frank protect the public or hurt it?

Three men on motorcycles — who also are community bankers — say when it comes to community banking, it’s definitely the latter.

Adorned on their choppers, a trio of lenders roared into the tranquil parking lot of The Neffs National Bank, Neffs on May 11, as part of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers’ Rolling for Repeal motorcycle tour.

While the stunt was meant to garner attention, their message was devoid of gimmicks.

Paper trail mandate leaves county holding expensive bag

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

The integrity of the vote is central to the democratic process. But integrity isn’t always cheap.

It will cost Lehigh County between $3.5 to $4 million to comply with a new voter verifiable paper voting system mandate required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to prevent Election Day hacking. The new system requires a paper trail for each ballot cast.

“We saw it coming,” said Timothy Benyo, Lehigh County’s chief clerk of registration and elections, of the changes. “We would have been moving toward it eventually.”

Paper trail mandate leaves Lehigh County holding expensive bag

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

The integrity of the vote is central to the democratic process. But integrity isn’t always cheap.

It will cost Lehigh County between $3.5 to $4 million to comply with a new voter verifiable paper voting system mandate required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to prevent Election Day hacking. The new system requires a paper trail for each ballot cast.

“We saw it coming,” said Timothy Benyo, Lehigh County’s chief clerk of registration and elections, of the changes. “We would have been moving toward it eventually.”