Saving public education in Pennsylvania — where it began | Marc Stier

BY: - July 13, 2023

Fixing the way Pennsylvania pays for public schools doesn’t mean more money for private institutions.

Minimum wage word written on wood block with American Dollar-bills. Directly above.

The time is right for Pa. to finally raise its minimum wage | Opinion

BY: - June 23, 2023

Raising wages is especially important to protecting workers at a time of high, if recently declining, inflation.

Minimum wage word written on wood block with American Dollar-bills. Directly above.

‘Some people have three jobs’: All eyes on Harrisburg for a minimum wage hike

BY: - June 18, 2023

'The pay does not match what you actually have to pay for things,' Mary Gabriele told the Capital-Star.


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.