mike zabel

COMMENTARY

Why Pa. needs a ‘Red Flag’ law: 72 hours could save your life | Opinion

BY: - June 2, 2021

Uncontrollable gun violence does not need to be our American reality.

COMMENTARY

Philly refinery fire was a WARN-ing: Pa. must do more to retrain displaced workers | Opinion

BY: - February 19, 2020

If more dominos are going to fall in our communities, let's limit the damage and give our families and business a warning.

COMMENTARY

One lesson of the Philly refinery disaster: Executives shouldn’t be rewarded for that failure | Opinion

BY: - December 3, 2019

It’s common decency to first consider the livelihood of the employees on whose backs the executives built their companies.

How a controversial gun crime provision passed under the noses of Philadelphia’s lawmakers

BY: - July 12, 2019

State House Democrats are expressing frustration with the communication breakdown that left them in the dark about concerns from progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner over a bill passed during the final, frenzied hours of last month’s budget debate. According to a half a dozen Democratic lawmakers, some interviewed on the basis of anonymity to […]

State legislators want a guaranteed opportunity to defend laws against court challenges

BY: - May 30, 2019

The bill, which passed the House in May on a near-party line vote, would let leadership in the General Assembly grant lawmakers standing in court to defend the constitutionality of laws — a decision usually handled by a judge.

Victims’ rights amendment Marsy’s Law moves out of House committee

BY: - February 21, 2019

A bill aimed at protecting the rights of crime victims advanced out of state House committee 19-4 Thursday, with Democrats and Republicans on both sides of the tally. Marsy’s Law, introduced by Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland, would not create any new rights. Instead, it would amend Pennsylvania’s Constitution to enshrine existing laws that inform victims […]