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Going into a new year, the Pittsburgh schools’ fiscal challenges are familiar | Opinion

The school district has a long way to go to address it high expenditures

Five things the Legislature can do to make Pennsylvanians’ lives measurably better in 2021...

This new time calls for a reset on everything. The dawning of a new year offers just such and opportunity. The 253 members of the General Assembly should not squander it. 

CapStar Q+A: Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton on bipartisanship, redistricting

Even if lawmakers are out of town, Harrisburg has stayed busy since the election. The 2020 election has been relitigated, a budget passed, and...

What Pgh’s LGBTQ organizers and legislators say must be done post-election

While a Biden victory will mean some wins for the the LGBTQ community, such as overturning Trump’s anti-trans policies, local Pittsburgh leaders and elected officials still realize there are many goals to accomplish, and the fight for equality continues.

New report gives Pa. a D-Minus for its civil forfeiture laws | Thursday Morning...

For-profit policing is alive and well in the Keystone State, new report finds.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos heads for the exits, leaving a legacy of turmoil

In four years in office, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos failed to broaden her appeal beyond the moment she won a wild Senate confirmation fight by the closest of margins. She didn’t even try.

As executions slowed during pandemic, death penalty opposition continued to grow | Wednesday Morning...

More than two-thirds of states (34) have either repealed the death penalty or not carried out an execution in 10 years, according to a new report. That includes Pennsylvania.

Activists criticize level of funding for Pittsburgh Police Department in 2021 budget proposal

By Amanda Waltz PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and his administration have received criticism from some advocates for what they say is prioritizing police funding over...

Systemic racism still festering inside city’s courts, Black judges say during legislative hearing

By Michael D’Onofrio Legislators unloaded on the leaders of the city’s court system Monday for their absence from a hearing on a bombshell report that...

New report: Pa. has spent a decade ignoring skyrocketing special ed. costs | Thursday...

State funding for students with disabilities was flatlined while local special education spending grew by $2 billion over a decade, new research concludes.