Commentary

Want to fix gerrymandering? Then the Supreme Court needs to listen to mathematicians | Opinion

BY: - April 4, 2019

Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering 'sociological gobbledygook' and 'a bunch of baloney.'

‘The need is really there:’ In rural Dauphin County, Gov. Wolf pitches his infrastructure plan | Analysis

BY: - April 3, 2019

MILLERSBURG, Pa. — At the Colonnade Theater on Center Street, there’s Goose Island and Rolling Rock on tap. There are burgers on the menu in the snack bar. And this weekend, Disney’s live action version of “Dumbo” and the “Pet Sematary” remake the world never knew it needed will flicker to life on the theater’s […]

Great fathers aren’t born, they’re made. And this Harrisburg pastor is helping them on that path | Anwar Curtis

BY: - April 3, 2019

Fatherhood can be daunting under the best of circumstances. A pastor named Jayson Davenport is helping Harrisburg's men find their way down that path.

Why pay transparency alone won’t eliminate the persistent wage gap between men and women | Opinion

BY: - April 2, 2019

Companies can resolve to do something about pay inequity - either with or without pay transparency. Transparency without management action tends to just annoy the lower-paid employees.

This is how state power regulators are making utilities account for the costs of climate change | Opinion

BY: - April 2, 2019

States are folding the social and economic costs of burning fossil fuels into their electricity policies, giving utilities a financial incentive to reduce greenhouse emissions.

Equal Pay Day: Here’s how Pa.’s gender pay gap stacks up to the rest of the country | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 2, 2019

According to Census data, the median income for a woman working full-time is 80 percent of that earned by a man.

Is there a path forward on Medicaid work requirements that could help the poor — and not harm them? | Opinion

BY: - April 1, 2019

In the wake of a judge’s ruling that Medicaid work requirements in two states are not legal, questions remain. The most pressing ones are about how to help low-income people, not punish them.

It’s not enough to update voting machines. Pa. needs to update its election law, too | Opinion

BY: - March 31, 2019

Without some fixes, Pennsylvania’s elections could be the easiest target for foreign influence in 2020.