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 | Wednesday Morning Coffee
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 Wagner last fall, and emboldened by the surge of the Democratic Party’s youthful and increasingly diverse left wing? Or […]
This is why House Democrats are focusing on economic security for working families | Opinion
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 and down the ballot who will stand up for their ideals and fight for their interests. In 2018, more than […]
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.