As session nears end, Pa. counties urge Legislature to act on mental health funding
Officials want lawmakers to spend $100M in one-time federal funds to shore up the state's 'crumbling' system.
Lessons of the pandemic: What Pa. can do to reduce future evictions | Opinion
By providing financial help, rental relief programs also reduced food insecurity and mental stress for families.
Pa.’s child welfare system is ‘exhausted,’ new report concludes | Friday Morning Coffee
New research highlights the stresses on the state's 'under-resourced' child welfare system.
Inside Pa.’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic
The legislation would place limits on teachings of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades.
With Philly Art Museum walkout, has a new ‘Striketober’ come early to Pa.? | Tuesday Morning Coffee
With unions on the rise, thousands of workers could walk off the job this fall, analysts say.
Pa. lawmakers can, and should, create pathways to work for the formerly incarcerated | Opinion
By Mike Doner Flagger Force employs over 1,000 workers across Pennsylvania who bring diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and experiences, including a significant number who are justice-involved. As a believer in fair chance employment and giving individuals who want to work the opportunity to do so, I support the bipartisan House Bill 1826, sponsored by Rep. Sheryl […]
Senate Dems push pension hike for retired teachers, state employees | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Teachers and state employees have not received a cost-of-living adjustment to their pensions in more than 20 years.
Prevent Crime: Protect children from lead poisoning | Opinion
More than 9,000 young children suffer from lead poisoning each year in Pennsylvania.
A legislative softball game won’t save democracy. But it can’t hurt | Monday Morning Coffee
Lawmakers take the field Tuesday as the Capitol All-Stars Game returns to FNB Field in Harrisburg.
Pa.’s state prison staffing crisis shows no sign of ending | Opinion
It's time for lawmakers to come together to address the problem. Lives are on the line.
Pa. voters deserve all the facts on those proposed constitutional amendments | Opinion
With abortion access and voting rights on the line, the Legislature needs to get way more transparent.
Only you can prevent amendment abuse | Bruce Ledewitz
Because we get so much of our news online, many Pennsylvanians did not see the advertisement of five proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution that were published in Pennsylvania newspapers on Thursday, Sept. 1 — three months before the next general election as prescribed by the state constitution. If approved in the next legislative session, […]