Commentary

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...

People don’t trust blockchain systems – is regulation a way to help? | Opinion

Blockchain technology was supposed to make trust unnecessary – but that turns out not to be true. Most people will want laws and regulations to help make blockchain-based systems trustworthy.

State of the Union 2019: Investigating doesn’t rule out legislating | Opinion

The U.S. government has been able to legislate just fine during past presidential investigations.

When it comes to marijuana legalization, Pa. is following a familiar script | Opinion

On every major reform, Pennsylvania punts, waiting as long as possible before being dragged fighting and screaming into modern times. It would be nice if Pennsylvania didn’t have to be last again.

Today is the first day of the rest of the 2019 budget season |...

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Heading into Gov. Tom Wolf's budget speech on Tuesday, there was really only one question worth asking: Which Wolf would show up?Would it be a bold progressive, buoyed by his landslide win over Republican Scott...

This is why House Democrats are focusing on economic security for working families |...

By Frank Dermody  Many Americans have become discouraged with today’s politics of personal destruction and the influence of big money in campaigns. They are looking for something different. People want to vote for candidates up...

Wolf, lawmakers can’t forget the challenges facing the Pa. State Police | Opinion

By David Kennedy Pennsylvania State Troopers are working harder than ever before as our department continues to be stretched incredibly thin. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly have — and continue to provide —...

Sober? Steady? Liked by Republicans? A most unusual Wolf budget indeed | John L....

There was plenty that was familiar about Gov. Tom Wolf's fifth budget address on Tuesday.Once again, he was after a higher minimum wage and more money for public schools. And he was taking another...