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John L. Micek

John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.

COMMENTARY

Why Bernie Sanders may not be able to count on Pa. in 2020 | Friday Morning Coffee

By: - April 19, 2019

This is where the path to the nomination gets really bumpy.

COMMENTARY

In the Pa. House, encouraging steps on criminal justice reform continue | John L. Micek

By: - April 17, 2019

On criminal justice issues lately, there's been that rarest of all things: a through-line in policymaking; a recognition that action taken in one part of state government has ripple effects in other parts of state government.

‘A People’s Budget:’ Activists rally at the Capitol for a higher minimum wage, free college, and better school funding

By: - April 17, 2019

'Estamos listos para este poder?' -- 'Are you ready for this power?' one activist asked.

COMMENTARY

Progressive billionaire Tom Steyer’s super PAC is on the ground in #PA12 | Wednesday Morning Coffee

By: - April 17, 2019

NextGen America launches voter push in GOP stronghold

‘This legislation is not anti-police’: Pa. House Dems propose package of police reform bills

By: - April 16, 2019

Democrats in the state House on Tuesday unveiled a quintet of police reform proposals they say will provide for increased oversight and training for law enforcement.

Seeking to reduce fraud, new grand jury report calls for fixes to Pa.’s Medicaid program

By: - April 15, 2019

"We all want to ensure that people get the highest quality care possible," Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, whose office oversaw the grand jury, said during a news conference at his Harrisburg office.

COMMENTARY

These are the 5 most — and least — green states in the country | The Numbers Racket

By: - April 15, 2019

Pennsylvania actually does better than you'd think.

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Tax Day 2019: Want to tax the rich? These are the candidates with the best plans | Monday Morning Coffee

By: - April 15, 2019

What’s the best way to reduce income and wealth inequality? Here are a few ideas.

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Pa.’s congressional Dems don’t fare well on conservatives’ new legislative report card

By: - April 12, 2019

The results will shock you. Nah. Probably not.