Lawmakers, Wolf can’t kick the can down the road this budget season | Ray E. Landis

BY: - June 5, 2022

The General Assembly has chosen to use this influx of federal dollars as a slush fund to avoid making the hard choices of raising revenues or cutting state programs.


The primary is over. The shakedowns for contributions continue. Save your money | Ray E. Landis

BY: - May 22, 2022

If you must give to a campaign, cut your donation by half, and give the balance to a worthy cause that will really make a difference.


These are the trends to watch for among older voters in the Pa. primary | Ray E. Landis

BY: - May 8, 2022

With critical gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, the nation’s eyes will be on Pennsylvania.

Damage in Kyiv, Ukraine, from the Russian invasion. A residential building destroyed

Here’s the new strongmen. The same as the old strongmen. There’s no backing down | Ray E. Landis

BY: - April 24, 2022

The rise of the new authoritarians is hauntingly familiar. We cannot shirk our responsibility to confront them.


Pa.’s 2022 GOP U.S Senate primary could define future of Social Security, Medicare | Ray E. Landis

BY: - April 10, 2022

If Mehmet Oz or David McCormick win, advocates for the most successful social welfare programs in American history should be worried.


If it was easy to eliminate property taxes, it would have happened by now | Ray E. Landis

BY: - March 13, 2022

Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, who's retiring, is trying to sell this quick fix again.


It’s campaign season: GOP ads assault the airwaves and insult our intelligence | Ray E. Landis

BY: - February 27, 2022

The real threat to the health of Pennsylvania is if voters fail see through the messages that emphasize a selfish approach to governing and do not elect candidates who make the continued progress of all our citizens their priority.


Wolf won’t get all he wants in his budget, but he’s still moved Pa. forward | Ray E. Landis

BY: - February 11, 2022

He'll leave an important legacy as a buffer against the regressive policies of his opponents in the General Assembly


Playing the pandemic inflation blame-game: Healthcare edition | Ray Landis

BY: - January 30, 2022

Why do prescription drug prices increase so much? Because they can. And there are no rules to stop it


The three things the Pa. Legislature did in 2021 to help older Pennsylvanians | Ray E. Landis

BY: - January 4, 2022

From tele-health to broadband expansion, lawmakers advanced critical pieces of legislation.


With Medicare open enrollment ending this week, important things to keep in mind | Ray E. Landis

BY: - December 5, 2021

It's important for consumers to make the right choice. The government isn't helping


Advocacy groups need to quit the horse race, focus on better outcomes for us all | Ray E. Landis

BY: - November 21, 2021

Wins on bills are good. Fixing gerrymandering and campaign finance reform is even better.