Pa. lawmakers, Wolf need to pay caregivers what they’re worth | Ray E. Landis
By: Ray Landis - June 26, 2022
A network sitcom tells us important stories about immigration, healthcare, and aging.
Lawmakers, Wolf can’t kick the can down the road this budget season | Ray E. Landis
By: Ray Landis - June 5, 2022
The General Assembly has chosen to use this influx of federal dollars as a slush fund to avoid making the hard choices of raising revenues or cutting state programs.
The primary is over. The shakedowns for contributions continue. Save your money | Ray E. Landis
By: Ray Landis - May 22, 2022
If you must give to a campaign, cut your donation by half, and give the balance to a worthy cause that will really make a difference.
These are the trends to watch for among older voters in the Pa. primary | Ray E. Landis
By: Ray Landis - May 8, 2022
With critical gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, the nation’s eyes will be on Pennsylvania.
Here’s the new strongmen. The same as the old strongmen. There’s no backing down | Ray E. Landis
By: Ray Landis - April 24, 2022
The rise of the new authoritarians is hauntingly familiar. We cannot shirk our responsibility to confront them.
Pa.’s 2022 GOP U.S Senate primary could define future of Social Security, Medicare | Ray E. Landis
By: Ray Landis - April 10, 2022
If Mehmet Oz or David McCormick win, advocates for the most successful social welfare programs in American history should be worried.
The Villages: A new type of retirement community | Ray E. Landis
By: Ray Landis - March 25, 2022
Pennsylvania is notorious for having an absurd number of different local governments. The commonwealth has counties, cities of various classes, boroughs, towns, school districts and townships. Villages are not officially recognized local entities, although there are PennDOT-issued signs identifying villages throughout the state.
If it was easy to eliminate property taxes, it would have happened by now | Ray E. Landis
By: Ray Landis - March 13, 2022
Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, who's retiring, is trying to sell this quick fix again.
It’s campaign season: GOP ads assault the airwaves and insult our intelligence | Ray E. Landis
By: Ray Landis - February 27, 2022
The real threat to the health of Pennsylvania is if voters fail see through the messages that emphasize a selfish approach to governing and do not elect candidates who make the continued progress of all our citizens their priority.
Wolf won’t get all he wants in his budget, but he’s still moved Pa. forward | Ray E. Landis
By: Ray Landis - February 11, 2022
He'll leave an important legacy as a buffer against the regressive policies of his opponents in the General Assembly
Playing the pandemic inflation blame-game: Healthcare edition | Ray Landis
By: Ray Landis - January 30, 2022
Why do prescription drug prices increase so much? Because they can. And there are no rules to stop it
Unable to win the battle of ideas, Pa. Republicans are damaging the state Constitution | Opinion
By: Ray Landis - January 16, 2022
There's nothing small-d democratic about this process at all.