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COMMENTARY

‘We are committed to competition’: Top Wolf official says

BY: - July 21, 2021

The Wolf administration requested $340M in emergency contracts during the pandemic, according to a published report

After advertising error, Pa. Legislature moves to bring amendment process in-house

BY: - May 3, 2021

Pennsylvania voters historically have approved constitutional amendments when they're put before them.

Western Pa. state Rep. Ortitay looking into Pa. governor’s run

BY: - March 11, 2021

Oritay has taken conservative stances on such issues as gun rights, been an advocate on mental health issues, and occasionally critiqued former GOP President Donald Trump on Twitter.

Capitol siege lays bare GOP electoral misinformation in Harrisburg

BY: and - January 10, 2021

“I do believe words have consequences,” Republican state Rep. Natalie Mihalek, of Washington County, told the Capital-Star. “And those consequences were on full display” at the U.S. Capitol.

COMMENTARY

It’s time to unlock higher education for Pennsylvanians with records | Opinion

BY: - October 28, 2020

One study showed a dramatic reduction in recidivism among those with access to higher education. A bill now before the General Assembly would open the door to opporunity.

Washington County state reps call for federal study of rare cancer

BY: - July 26, 2019

Ewing sarcoma typically only occurs 200 to 250 times a year in the U.S.

With new tip line in place, lawmakers push schools to address reported threats

BY: - June 11, 2019

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Pennsylvania's Legislature last year poured $60 million into school safety funding while also creating a statewide tip line to report threats of school violence.

Taxing video games won’t be enough to keep Pa. schools safe, bipartisan legislators say

BY: - February 13, 2019

A suburban Philly lawmaker’s suggestion to furnish school safety dollars by taxing violent video games received a lot of press — with occasional blowback — this week. Bills from Rep. Chris Quinn, R-Delaware, would slap a 10 percent tax on all games rated M or higher to pay for school safety funding. According to the video […]