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Wolf must veto these bills defanging Pa.’s power to fight climate change | Opinion

By: - June 22, 2021

While the rest of the world embraces action and common sense, Pennsylvania cannot afford to fall further behind.

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This Pa. budget season, we must invest in safer communities | Opinion

By: - June 22, 2021

Lawmakers must make this reducing gun violence a top priority in this year’s budget. Lives are depending on it.

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It’s time to give Pa. a raise: Lawmakers, Wolf should not wait to increase the minimum wage | Opinion

By: - June 21, 2021

People’s struggles to pay for fundamentals like housing have been made even more evident over the last 15 months.

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Charter schools are public schools – they have to be held accountable to the taxpayers | Opinion

By: - June 20, 2021

Pennsylvania’s students deserve more from our charter school system – and they can’t afford to wait.

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Pa. lawmakers must protect and expand our sacred right to vote | Opinion

By: - June 20, 2021

In the faith communities I represent, we believe that all persons have the sacred right to have a voice in government at all levels. That includes the right to vote.

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Expanding access to ‘Ready to Drink’ cocktails will harm public health | Opinion

By: - June 18, 2021

Dramatically increasing the number of outlets that will be authorized to sell spirits will be a significant setback for reducing youth alcohol use.

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To protect public safety and preserve infrastructure, Pa. should not allow heavier trucks on its highways | Opinion

By: - June 17, 2021

As the Pennsylvania Legislature and Congress debate heavier trucks, they should take a step back and consider the ramifications.

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Why the Second Amendment protects a ‘ well-regulated’ militia but not a private citizen militia | Opinion

By: - June 17, 2021

If the Founders were alive today, they would not agree that the Second Amendment protects private citizen militias.

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Spike in opioid overdose deaths during pandemic reinforces need for a holistic approach to public health issues | Opinion

By: - June 16, 2021

The start of one new public health crisis didn't mean the end of another.

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This year, we need a Pa. budget for the people – not just the powerful | Opinion

By: - June 16, 2021

We don’t have to settle for a government that does little but keep taxes low for the richest Pennsylvanians and powerful corporations.

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Pa. is reopening, but the pandemic continues in nursing homes. We need help in the state budget | Opinion

By: - June 15, 2021

We are still dealing with a deadly virus every single day because our resident population continually changes, as does our workforce.

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The plan to consolidate Pa. State System universities is short-sighted. Vote ‘No’ | Opinion

By: - June 15, 2021

I urge the members of the Board of Governors to consider the long-term implications of this short-sighted plan and vote “No” for consolidation.