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COMMENTARY

We work with people with intellectual disabilities. Pa. needs to step up for us now | Opinion

BY: - May 20, 2022

We have asked for help for decades. Legislators have the opportunity now to fund our jobs adequately.

Report: Hundreds of state legislators, including Pa., have joined far-right Facebook groups

BY: - May 19, 2022

The report shows that 40 Pa. Republican lawmakers, who hold majorities in the state House and Senate, joined such groups.

COMMENTARY

We must unite for our children and for our future as a nation | Opinion

BY: - May 17, 2022

A secure nation requires a well-educated populace. We cannot skimp on this critical investment in our children and our future.

COMMENTARY

Pa. awards $2M in clean energy grants to boost workforce development | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 13, 2022

The grants are intended to help individuals from underserved communities, the administration said.

The pressure is on Pa. as neighboring states legalize recreational cannabis

BY: - May 9, 2022

Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.

How the SCOTUS opinion could put the General Assembly in the driver’s seat on abortion rights

BY: - May 8, 2022

Legislative leaders appear reluctant to act based on the draft opinion that's mobilized activists on both sides of the divide.

Overturning Roe would hand power over abortion to states. Many would ban it

BY: and - May 4, 2022

A group of Democratic governors, including Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf, asked congressional leaders Tuesday to pass a federal law protecting abortion.

COMMENTARY

With record tax collections, not spending would be ‘irresponsible,’ Wolf says | Tuesday Coffee

BY: - May 3, 2022

The state collected $6.5B in General Fund revenue in April, the most ever for a single month.

What’s the fallout from Pa.’s landmark school funding trial? | Analysis

BY: - May 1, 2022

With the school year ending, and budget season beckoning, does the General Assembly go from here?

COMMENTARY

As deaths rise, a new call for gun reform. Will Republicans listen? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 27, 2022

'Pennsylvania’s leaders must step up to do their part,' Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday.

Pennsylvania officially enacts carbon pricing for power plants

BY: - April 22, 2022

Regulations forcing Pennsylvania power plant owners to pay for every ton of carbon they release into the atmosphere were finally published Friday. The rule’s publication comes two-and-a-half years after Gov. Tom Wolf set the regulatory gears in motion with an executive order. However, both supporters and opponents expect that further legal action could further delay […]

COMMENTARY

Here’s what Pa. lawmakers could do if they really wanted to protect women and girls | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2022

A transgender sports ban only hurts women -- and helps no one except lawmakers seeking re-election.