Commentary

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Don’t be fooled by PA legislators’ probation ‘reform’ | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2020

The probation system in Pennsylvania is in dire need of reform. Two bills now before the General Assembly make the problem worse.

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This Election Day, vote like your kids’ future depends on it | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2020

This is a high-stakes election for public school students. Make sure you're armed with the information you need to make the best decision you can.

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The scariest monster in Pa. this Halloween | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - October 17, 2020

Pennsylvanians are already casting their ballots this voting season. Brace yourself for the inevitable lawsuits.

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Mama Mia, what were Republicans thinking with this new PA-10 ad? | John L. Micek

BY: - October 16, 2020

But ask yourself, what does the GOP have to gain -- apart from trying to other DePasquale -- by pulling his last name into it?

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Four states could legalize recreational cannabis next month. Pa.? Not so much | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 16, 2020

Of the initiatives, only Arizona's would 'directly' address matters of racial justice and help communities impacted by harsh enforcement laws, according to a published report.

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My story, my experience make me best suited to be Pa.’s victim advocate | Jennifer Storm

BY: - October 16, 2020

As a symbol of my transparency and the integrity of my office, I will address those now and remain available to respond to any questions from my colleagues across the state.

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‘My bills keep me up at night’: Scranton woman says, as Dems keep healthcare front and center during Barrett hearings | John L. Micek

BY: - October 15, 2020

Democrats may not win the battle over Barrett's nomination, but they could end up winning the war.

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A racist tirade. A Nazi note. We can never speak too loudly in the face of hate | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 15, 2020

The journey from racist tirade to a plot to kidnap and try a governor for treason is entirely too short.

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Citizen participation in the electoral process Is key to our democracy | Opinion

BY: - October 15, 2020

make sure you are registered to vote and that you participate in the upcoming general election and cast your vote for whomever you think will best lead our nation in the coming years.

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The tax volatility picture in every state, visualized, and how Pa. stacks up | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 14, 2020

"The coronavirus pandemic is causing sharp, unpredictable swings in tax collections, confounding state lawmakers’ efforts to balance budgets," new Pew study concludes.

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Let’s come together to give direct service providers the support they need – and deserve | Opinion

BY: - October 14, 2020

By Marian Baldini In 1977, I entered the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) field as a direct care worker (direct support professional) at KenCrest. At my group home, there were three teams working with six teenagers. Of the six staff, all but one possessed a bachelor’s degree, and I had just finished my masters. During […]

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Election 2020 sees record $11B in campaign spending, mostly from a handful of super-rich donors | Analysis

BY: - October 14, 2020

Some 44k people, or 1/100th of 1% of the US population have given more than $10,000 each to this election, inevitably distrorting the process