Commentary

Yes, the Democratic prez debates will be a circus. But they’re also policy incubators...

As you watch, try asking, which candidate has the best ideas for the country?

Turzai’s budget season fast one: Catholic church gets an exemption on adoptions by same-sex...

The language is apparently destined for the Human Services Code, according to the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. Turzai would only say that he's seeking a legislative remedy.

It’s Budget Week: Here are five, essential things to know | Monday Morning Coffee

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

Pa.’s women and families will benefit from a higher minimum wage. Here’s how |...

A $15 minimum wage would boost wages for 2 million low-wage workers, of which 61 percent are women.
marijuana

There’s been a lot of big talk about cannabis legalization. The reality is harder...

Perhaps over time, GOP legislative leaders will change their views on this issue. Or maybe they'll be replaced by lawmakers who are more supportive of legalization. But any such action will take a long time, if it ever occurs.

The E-Verify bill is bad for immigrant families in Pa. | Opinion

Instead of protecting Pennsylvania’s working people, E-Verify actually complicates workers’ lives with a new form of potential discrimination.

Budget votes start Monday. What could possibly go wrong? | Editorial Cartoon

Gov. Tom Wolf is looking for a $12/hr minimum wage starting in July and then $15 by 2025. Republicans don't want it. Will it blow up the budget?

The Summer Solstice. An astronomer explains what it is, why it matters | Analysis

The solstice is the 24-hour period during the year when the most daylight hits the Northern Hemisphere. It also marks the official start of summer.

How raising the minimum wage helps get people work their way off public assistance...

Pennsylvania has fallen asleep at the wheel when it comes to protecting low-income workers from slipping into a cycle of poverty.