Commentary

Wolf, lawmakers need to boost Medicaid rates for long-term care homes | Opinion

For the fifth year in a row, the governor proposed flat funding for Medicaid rates in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.

School shooters usually show these signs of distress long before they open fire |...

By Jillian Peterson James DensleyTwo years before he lined his schoolmates up against a classroom wall and executed them one by one, the student, who would become the gunman, tried to show his English...

Let’s cut through the smoke and look at the facts on marijuana legalization |...

As Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor embarks on a listening tour to hear voters' views on legalized marijuana, it's important to consider the whole picture

Pa. can’t be a role model on criminal justice reform if we undermine peoples’...

By Andy HooverElected officials and corrections administrators in Pennsylvania have been doing a bit of a victory lap after the recent announcement that our state prison population dropped by 1,000 people in 2018. On the...

Wait? What? Pennsylvania has clout on Capitol Hill now? | Friday Morning Coffee

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers.There's no nice way to say this, so we're just going to come out and say it. It's been a lonnnnggggg time since Pennsylvania had any clout on Capitol Hill.How long?We're talking...

Here’s how to avoid the next government shutdown | Madeleine Dean

President Trump didn't mention the shutdown once during his State of the Union address on Tuesday. We can't let another one happen.

Payday lenders just scored a win in Washington — will they try again in...

And, as ever, it’s those who are cheering the loudest for him that will end up suffering the most. Let's hope Pa. lawmakers have more sense.

Pa. Dems want your $4 to pass ‘the most progressive budget in years’

We'll look forward to the inevitable television commercials and direct-mail pieces that $4 ask will more than likely underwrite.

Math is hard. Budget math is harder | Thursday Morning Coffee

When he rode into office four years ago, Gov. Tom Wolf was pretty clear about one thing: The way Harrisburg was balancing its books wasn't working. Simply moving pots of money around, and relying on one-time...