Lessons of the pandemic: What Pa. can do to reduce future evictions | Opinion

BY: - October 2, 2022

By providing financial help, rental relief programs also reduced food insecurity and mental stress for families.


The new Pa. budget helped. Let’s keep supporting long-term care | Opinion

BY: - August 23, 2022

Here are the legislative steps that Congress and state lawmakers can take next.

Despite economic headwinds, most state budget experts aren’t worried | Analysis

BY: - July 28, 2022

Tax collections remain strong, and analysts are predicting a slowdown, not a recession.

Teacher and students in a classroom.

School districts benefit from mental health funding in the new Pa. budget. Here’s how | Opinion

BY: - July 26, 2022

The spending plan provides $200M to address student mental health and school safety.

New Pa. budget includes $140M boost to state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program

BY: - July 14, 2022

Pennsylvanians living with a disability, widows who are aged 50 and older, and residents 65 or older can qualify.


Think Biden’s bad? Every other alternative is worse | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 13, 2022

A new poll shows Dems want to dump Biden. That sets up a repeat of the failure of 2016.

New Pa. budget includes long-sought corporate tax cut

BY: - July 13, 2022

The recently approved state budget includes a long-sought reduction to Pennsylvania’s corporate net income tax, one of the highest in the nation.  The tax will be lowered from the current 9.99 percent — a figure not changed since 1995 — to 8.99 percent this year. It will then drop an additional 0.5 percent each year […]

An acid mine drainage treatment system on Nanticoke Creek in Luzerne County, PA. New federal funding will allow more streams tainted by acid mine drainage to be restored. (PA Department of Environmental Protection photo)

State budget will give environmental efforts a funding boost, advocates, lawmakers say

BY: - July 12, 2022

The spending plan that the Republican-controlled General Assembly approved last week includes a $535,000 increase to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, $100 million to support the rehabilitation, repair, and development of parks and forest areas, and a $5 million increase to the Conservation District Fund, as well as $220 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to establish a clean streams fund.

Pa. budget adds money for gun violence prevention programs; bigger reforms are left undone

BY: - July 12, 2022

More substantive initiatives, such as an assault weapons ban, red flag law remain in committee.

State Rep. Valerie Gaydos, R-Allegheny, co-sponsored the legislation.

Wolf OKs bill for Pa. National Guard to provide cybersecurity training to local governments

BY: - July 12, 2022

Malware is reportedly the leading front of asymmetrical warfare.

Gov. Tom Wolf signs state budget, celebrates education funding

BY: - July 8, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf, who signed the proposal in a private event later Friday evening, celebrated education investments.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Here’s how Pa.’s advocacy community reacted to the 2022-23 state budget

BY: - July 8, 2022

From schools to climate change, a cross-section of comment on the $45.2B spending plan on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk.