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Read every story and column in the Capital-Star’s ‘Brain Drain’ series

Pennsylvania is getting grayer by the day.Between 2017 and 2025, the number of working-age Pennsylvanians (those between 20 and 64) is expected to decline by 1.4 percent, according to the state Independent Fiscal Office....

So that’s what happened to all that Pa. Turnpike cash | Editorial Cartoon

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has said Pennsylvania's toll highway is headed for bankruptcy. Here's one theory why that's happened.

The Mueller Report is done: Nearly every member of Congress from Pa. believes it...

All 18 members of Pa's House delegation and Democratic Sen. Bob Casey are firmly in favor of releasing the report. Republican Pat Toomey had a more complicated answer.

Auditor General DePasquale warns of looming financial disaster for Pa. Turnpike

Shouldering nearly $12 billion in debt, the Pennsylvania Turnpike's fiscal future has led to gloomy projections from the state Department of Transportation, transit advocates, and state lawmakers.On Thursday, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale — who...

America got schooled by New Zealand on gun control. We’re out of excuses now...

While there are far fewer impediments, lawmakers in New Zealand were able to muster the will to work across party lines to pass an assault weapons ban. America can do the same thing if it really wants to.

A new Pew poll finds Americans in a bad mood about, well, everything |...

On the upside, at least there aren't any Visigoths at the gate.

Should student poverty affect teacher evaluations? One senator used to say ‘no’ — but...

During a budget hearing last month, state Sen. Ryan Aument did something you don’t often see a politician do in public: He admitted that a law he wrote wasn’t working.

Rules limiting nursing workload brought back to Harrisburg

Denelle Weller is a 14-year veteran nurse. She knows all about what happens when she and her colleagues are overtired and overworked: She once had to stop a fellow nurse from administering medicine to...

The U.S. Supreme Court should super-charge state attacks on gerrymandering | Opinion

This is the year to unrig the system to make redistricting fair and equitable to all Pennsylvanians.

‘Tragic and too often fatal:’ In York, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey touts bill fighting...

YORK, Pa. -- In 2014, it took Dave Sunday no time at all to tally up the number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths in York County. That's because there weren't any.That's not the case anymore.In...