Commentary

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Show me the data. Here’s the argument for raising Pa.’s minimum wage | Opinion

BY: - March 28, 2019

Pennsylvania lawmakers can raise the state’s minimum wage and be confident that it will boost workers’ incomes, reduce poverty, and sustain—not undercut—state job growth.

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These are the 10 most — and least — healthy counties in Pennsylvania | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 27, 2019

No surprises here: If you live in a place that's more well off, your health outcomes tend to be better.

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These are the most dangerous states for pedestrians | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 27, 2019

And you thought Forster Street was bad ...

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Congress needs to step up to protect Pa.’s Dreamers | Opinion

BY: - March 27, 2019

This is an issue that transcends politics and party.

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Why we need to modernize the Pa. Civil Service Commission | Opinion

BY: - March 26, 2019

Last Session, I proposed additional modernization efforts to better meet customer’s needs, i.e., those seeking Commonwealth employment – especially veterans – and government agencies looking for new employees. 

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The promise and peril of the Dominican baseball pipeline | Opinion

BY: - March 26, 2019

Some of the best players in the world come from this small Caribbean nation, where an entire system of training young talent has blossomed. But few actually make it to the big leagues.

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Three Mile Island at 40: ‘We were told a nuclear accident was as likely as a meteor falling from the sky’

BY: - March 25, 2019

With the 40th anniversary this week of America's worst nuclear accident, survivors and experts discuss its legacy - and the ongoing public policy challenges it poses.

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How long will we be debating the Mueller Report? Howzabout ‘Forever?’ | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 25, 2019

The Mueller report is done. Long live the Mueller report.

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Maybe, just maybe, we’re doing it wrong. What New Zealand can teach us about gun control | Opinion

BY: - March 25, 2019

If a nation in mourning can take immediate action, maybe action is really part of the mourning process. 

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March Madness: With gambling legal in eight states, who really wins? | Opinion

BY: - March 25, 2019

About 47 million adults in the US are expected to gamble on March Madness this year. A growing share of the bets will actually be legal.