New Jersey recognizes secular wedding celebrants under state law. Is Pennsylvania next?
Commonwealth statute regarding who can officiate a wedding — and legally sign a marriage certificate — is narrow and at the same time confusing.
Democrats have an early 2020 generic ballot edge … but | Friday Morning Coffee
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. So here’s some early good news for Democrats as they look to hold their edge in the U.S. House and perhaps build on their presence in the United State Senate: Ten months out from the Iowa Caucus, Democrats hold the same generic ballot edge heading into the critical 2020 cycle […]
Mass shootings exert a social toll on all of us. Here’s what and how it happens | Analysis
When the trauma is man-made, the impact can be profound
The struggles in Harrisburg’s public schools are a symptom of Pa.’s neglect for education | Opinion
We have the right to demand better -- and we should and must.
Suburban Philly Democrat says Turzai ignored her during debate over Down syndrome abortion ban
Rep. Liz Hanbidge, D-Montgomery, told the Capital-Star that she had stood up and waved her hand to make a motion to send the bill back to committee.
Lawmakers are right not to fall for Exelon’s heavy-handed tactics | Opinion
The issue is not that Exelon won't be making money if Three Mile Island closes. It's just that it won't be making as much money. That's not a good argument.
‘The people of Pennsylvania expect better from us:’ Outrage-filled week punctuated with bipartisan call for civility
A string of controversial actions by lawmakers in the state House — from abortion-protester harassment to white nationalist selfies — led Democratic and Republican leadership on Wednesday to call on lawmakers to tone down their rhetoric and focus on respectful legislating, while also acknowledging “the nation is watching.” “There is no room for hate in […]
Here’s the one thing to count on this primary season | Thursday Morning Coffee
A little voter overload, anyone?
Why the IRS is legally required to give Congress Trump’s tax returns – but probably won’t | Opinion
If the president is rewarded for his recalcitrance, accountability loses.
What to do about Pittsburgh’s population loss? A few prescriptions | Opinion
It starts with ending public school teacher and mass transit strikes; prevailing wage reform; ending economic development subsidies, and allowing voter approval for all local tax increases.
A modest proposal to fund transportation — without raising taxes | Opinion
the source of three-quarters of the State Police operating budget ought not be a burden on the motoring public. Here's a way to fix that.
Pa. Rep. Madeleine Dean calls House vote to hold Trump’s attorney general in contempt a ‘grave moment’
The vote comes amid escalating tensions between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump's White House.