Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ STRIP PUBLIC PENSIONS FROM FELONS, Feb. 6 Erie region taxpayers are familiar with legal loopholes that have allowed public officials and employees to retain lucrative taxpayer-funded pensions even after being convicted of committing crimes related to their work or representing what would seem to be disqualifying moral failures. That was…

Editorials from around New England: ___ MASSACHUSETTS The Berkshire Eagle Jan. 30 Not long after U.S. Representative Richard Neal, whose district includes Berkshire County, picked up the gavel to chair the first full hearing of the important House Committee on Ways and Means Tuesday (Jan. 30), it became apparent that Republican members of the committee…