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 — our department with new cadet classes each year, but we simply cannot keep up with retirements within our ranks. Currently, […]
Sober? Steady? Liked by Republicans? A most unusual Wolf budget indeed | John L. Micek
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 run at trying to get municipalities without their own police departments to pony up and pay for the free coverage […]
It’s our birthday! It’s your budget day! | Tuesday Morning Coffee
A Wolf budget. A Trump State of the Union. What could possibly go wrong?
Looking to improve Pa’s business climate, Gov. Wolf? Here’s a suggestion or two | Opinion
By Gene Barr It’s the start of a new legislative session — and a new term for Gov. Tom Wolf. The governor’s budget address this Tuesday sets in motion a very busy time in state government, as lawmakers and the administration work to finalize a state spending plan while at the same time trying to […]
Climate action has to be the major benchmark for environmental progress in Pa. | Opinion
Pennsylvania can protect the environment and use market-based strategies to do it. This is how.
Wolf, lawmakers have to step up this budget season to help survivors of sexual abuse | Opinion
The time is now to provide additional, sustained resources to help survivors weathering the storm both today and in the future.
Wolf, lawmakers can’t miss this chance to help Pennsylvania workers | Opinion
A budget is more than a series of line items and partisan proxy positions. It's a statement of principles.
Pa. voters spoke: On Budget Day, it’s time for Wolf, lawmakers to turn those words into action | Anwar Curtis
As the draw up a new state budget for 2019-2020, Gov. Tom Wolf and the General Assembly need to hear the voices of all Pennsylvanians. Not just special interests.
No, John Fetterman isn’t wearing a tie. And you need to stop talking about that | John L. Micek
Pennsylvania's new lieutenant governor is already well-known for a few things. He'd like you to look beyond that.
Wolf, lawmakers need to think big on education funding | Opinion
By Susan Spicka In his annual budget address to lawmakers this Tuesday, many public education advocates are hoping that Gov. Tom Wolf will propose, and that the Legislature will support, a bold new investment in public education that includes at least $400 million in basic education funding, $100 million in special education funding, and $10 […]
Wolf, lawmakers need to remember that local solutions are the key to fighting opioid abuse | Opinion
State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have made tremendous strides, but local responses are best crafted by county leaders and their partners in communities across the state.
Pa. made progress on gun control in 2018. Here’s what has to happen next | Sean P. Quinlan
It’s in the single digits outside right now. but we all know it will warm up soon. And when it does, it will mark the rebirth, the reawakening of all manner of plant an animal species. Warmer temperatures bring brighter spirits and new beginnings. Here in Pennsylvania however, the coming season holds peril as well. […]