With 6th budget, Wolf gets his progressive mojo back. Will lawmakers come along for the ride? | Analysis
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
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
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
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
"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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Democratic scare tactics on these bills do nothing to keep communities safe or grow jobs.