Commentary

Pa’s public schools need our help. Gov. Tom Wolf was right to veto private...

By Susan Spicka It’s budget season in Harrisburg. At a time of year when we should be talking about funding to meet public schools’ needs, instead we’ve been hearing more about massive giveaways of taxpayer...

This is Pennsylvania’s biggest – and most overlooked – workforce crisis | Opinion

Pennsylvania needs more people to work with those living with intellectual disabilities and autism. And they need to be fairly compensated for that work.

‘Juneteenth is American history,’ supporters say, as Pa. becomes 2nd U.S. state to make...

'Teach the young people we have to carry on our history,' Rep. Sue Helm, the holiday's legislative sponsor, said Wednesday.

Who’s going to win the Democratic debates? That’s … debatable | Terry Madonna and...

Expect the unexpected - including some surprising polling bumps for candidates you might not have thought of

Adequate funding, not ‘regulatory reform’ is the key to an effective DEP | Opinion

A recent Capital-Star op-Ed by the business community made the wrong argument.

Lawmakers, Wolf need to fix Pennsylvania’s charter school funding imbalance | Opinion

Our concerns are not whether charter schools are good or bad. Instead, our concern is how current state policy funds charter schools.

Pride Month 2019: More than half of transgender, non-binary youth have considered suicide, report...

A first-of-its kind national survey provides a 'sobering look' at LGBTQ youth

Increased funding for innovation is vital to economic growth | Opinion

Shortchanging innovation means shortchanging Pennsylvania's economy and our future as a commonwealth. Lawmakers can change that this budget season.

Lucky 13? The final budget sprint begins today | Monday Morning Coffee

Laissez les budget temps roulez! It's all about the calendar, people.