Pa. Rep. Zabel’s resignation highlights need for systemic change in Harrisburg | Marc Stier

BY: - March 13, 2023

We need reparative and restorative justice instead of just punitive justice.


Progressives have high hopes – and expectations – for a Rozzi speakership | Marc Stier

BY: - January 12, 2023

We are not looking for leadership in the House tilted in our direction. We are looking for fair, open, and inclusive leadership.


Cutler’s power-grab on special elections disenfranchises W. Pa. voters. Here’s why | Marc Stier

BY: - December 19, 2022

The GOP wants to cling to the majority as long as it can to ram through a constitutional amendment attacking abortion rights.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner takes questions from reporters after a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday, 10/21/22. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

If Pa. Republicans were serious about crime in Philly, they’d fight actually fight it | Marc Stier

BY: - October 24, 2022

Instead of really fighting crime, Republicans are pursuing the performative and partisan impeachment of District Attorney Larry Krasner.


The cost of an abortion ban is more than we can afford | Opinion

BY: - October 16, 2022

Childbearing is the single most economically important decision most women make. 


Who runs Harrisburg? You or the corporate elite? | Opinion

BY: - June 29, 2022

With the budget clock ticking down, lawmakers have a choice to help working Pennsylvanians.


This budget we have the chance to move Pa. forward. We can’t miss it | Opinion

BY: - June 16, 2022

Republican austerity is literally killing Pennsylvanians and leaving our young people in debt.


The GOP showed us who they are with challenge to Pa. House map | Opinion

BY: - February 24, 2022

We need unbiased districts to ensure that shifts in public opinion about parties and issues are registered in the composition of the General Assembly.


Pa. can build a clean electric vehicle future. Wolf, lawmakers must embrace it | Marc Stier

BY: - November 19, 2021

Dozens of business leaders, including leading vehicle manufacturers, have urged Wolf to redouble his efforts to electrify transportation in Pennsylvania.


On the Pa. school funding lawsuit: Don’t change the subject | Opinion

BY: - August 11, 2021

Conservative critics are getting it wrong. New state funding doesn’t necessarily go to the school districts that need it the most.


Personal income is up in Pa. and all 50 states. But many still struggle | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 1, 2021

State personal income increased 59.7 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2021 after decreasing 3.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020, new federal data show. 


This year, we need a Pa. budget for the people – not just the powerful | Opinion

BY: - June 16, 2021

We don’t have to settle for a government that does little but keep taxes low for the richest Pennsylvanians and powerful corporations.