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COVID-19 has exposed a crisis in our long-term care system | Ray E. Landis

BY: - April 11, 2020

This crisis has exposed the serious flaws in the way our society cares for individuals who no longer can care for themselves.

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Beware the COVID-19 scam artists | Ray E. Landis

BY: - March 27, 2020

Technology has brought more sophistication to the dark world of fraud and victims are often in more danger than losing $20 for a bottle of fake pills.

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To keep the golden years golden, Pa. needs to start state-sponsored retirement accounts for seniors

BY: - March 17, 2020

As Pennsylvania’s population grows older, more and more Commonwealth residents are approaching retirement age.  But for many, retirement won’t be the dream of relaxation and adventure. In the coming decades, a large number of Pennsylvanians over the age of 65 will not have the financial resources to continue to afford the basics of food, housing, […]

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Pa. lawmakers need to try this fairer, more equitable approach to property tax reform | Ray E. Landis

BY: - March 8, 2020

Is it time to again have a debate about eliminating property taxes in Pennsylvania? Senate Republicans think so, because they’ve held public policy meetings on the topic. This renewed discussion does provide an opportunity to take a clear-eyed look at the issue. While rising property taxes threaten to make it unaffordable for some to remain […]

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Pittsburgh is redefining what it means to grow old. Pennsylvania needs to follow suit | Ray E. Landis

BY: - February 14, 2020

Our elected officials at the state level must take a closer look at the success of Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh and recognize the need for similar conversations to occur in more communities.

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Who are the real winners and losers in the Pa. Lottery’s jackpots? | Opinion

BY: - January 23, 2020

In the end, everyone loses – except the instant-gratification stalwarts, who once again will boast about keeping the state budget numbers balanced.