Commentary

This is where Wolf’s budget rhetoric meets reality | Both Sides Now

By Nathan Benefield Last year, nearly 50 of our neighbors fled Pennsylvania every day. They moved to growing states like Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, seeking opportunity. Meanwhile, we literally can’t pay businesses enough to come here....

Wolf’s budget plan will move Pa. forward – here’s how | Both Sides Now

The Legislature's Republican majority to recognize the practical and moral necessities of governing and enact this budget.

Here’s what your uHaul rental tells us about Pa.’s importance in 2020 | Monday...

It's a very different kind of immigration debate.

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.