With 6th budget, Wolf gets his progressive mojo back. Will lawmakers come along for the ride? | Analysis

BY: - February 4, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf, meet Gov. Tom Wolf. With more money for gun violence reduction efforts; universal kindergarten; an ambitious higher education grant program aimed at keeping college kids in Pennsylvania; a reboot on a $4.5 billion infrastructure program, and a push for an eventual $15 an hour minimum wage, the York County Democrat rolled out […]


The cost of these Pa. special elections is anything but special for the taxpayers | Opinion

BY: - January 24, 2020

Pennsylvania state House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, says one of his main concerns is to “protect taxpayers.'' However, one of his recent moves did anything but “protect taxpayers.''


Let’s not turn back the clock on affordable health care in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - January 15, 2020

Call your local lawmaker and tell them to support a House Democrat's proposal to protect those with pre-existing conditions.

Turzai schedules March 17 special elections for three House seats

BY: - January 7, 2020

House Speaker Mike Turzai scheduled three special elections barely a month ahead of Pennsylvania’s 2020 presidential primary, raising the ire of Democrats.


House Dem Dermody was there for Pa. judge’s impeachment in 1994. It has lessons for today | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 12, 2019

"To a large extent, it’s a political process," says Dermody, who was a House manager for the impeachment of Justice Rolf Larsen in 1994.

Pa. budget on its way to Gov. Wolf after education bill dispute temporarily derails process

BY: - June 28, 2019

Negotiations between the Senate and House over the concerns are set to restart Friday morning. A measure to reconsider the bill was already filed by the Democrats.

As Pennsylvania’s budget deadline approaches, is a minimum wage increase still on the table?

BY: - June 14, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf has made increasing the minimum wage a centerpiece of his budgets since taking office in 2015.


Yes, we can ensure health care coverage and save costs in Pa. | Bryan Cutler and Frank Dermody 

BY: - June 7, 2019

More than a dozen states are already operating their own exchanges, delivering coverage, care and cost-cutting.


It’s time to free our local governments from corporate rule. Here’s how that happens | Opinion

BY: - May 26, 2019

It's time for the General Assembly to stop preempting local policies that would improve the lives of everyday Pennsylvanians.

As abortion debate rages, some Pa. lawmakers challenge their party — or themselves

BY: - May 16, 2019

A number of lawmakers either changed their vote or went against their party colleagues Tuesday.

House Republicans again call on Rep. Brian Sims to apologize for harassing Planned Parenthood protesters

BY: - May 15, 2019

Republican leaders in the state House on Wednesday issued a sternly worded rebuke of state Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, demanding he fully apologize for separate incidents in which he harassed protesters outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Philadelphia, saying his actions “are a reflection on all of us, regardless of party affiliation.” Sims, who was […]


Reducing red tape is government done right | Opinion

BY: - May 1, 2019

Democratic scare tactics on these bills do nothing to keep communities safe or grow jobs.