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COMMENTARY

Pa. lawmakers look to take a bite out of food delivery fees paid by restaurants | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 2, 2021

"The average consumer just doesn't care. They want convenience," one frustrated restaurant owner said.

Wolf to sign $40.8B budget that spends on education, saves billions for the future

BY: and - June 25, 2021

“This year’s budget reflects resilience,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said.

Pa.’s parking-protected bike lane bill named in memory of Pgh resident Susan Hicks

BY: - February 10, 2021

"This year we hope to honor Susan, Emily, and the many others whose lives have been lost in bicycle and pedestrian crashes by getting it to the governor's desk," Rep. Sara Innamorato said.

Pgh. Dem lawmakers call out Wolf over Pa.’s vaccine roll out, ask for more direct communication to residents

BY: - January 26, 2021

Demand for the vaccine has spiked ever since the state expanded who can receive the vaccine under the 1A part of the vaccine roll-out plan.

Pittsburgh pols, workers implore Legislature to help decimated service industry

BY: - November 27, 2020

"Right now, we feel like we’ve been left to ourselves," said McGill. "We need political courage from our elected officials, because right now, we feel like we have two options – stay home and die, or go to work, and die.”

After closed door dealings, General Assembly sends Wolf revised nat. gas tax credit bill; signature expected

BY: - July 14, 2020

The proposal, a limited version of a bill Wolf vetoed this spring, would provide upwards of $600 million in tax breaks to, at most, four manufacturing facilities that use Pennsylvania-drilled methane gas to produce fertilizer or other products.

Seeking to block a carbon tax, the House fell short of a veto-proof majority. How?

BY: - July 10, 2020

It’s a political trick as old as time in Harrisburg: Force Democrats into a tight spot by pitting environmentalists against labor.

What two rallies say about the fight over a natural gas tax credit | Analysis

BY: - March 9, 2020

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has vowed to veto the legislation. A fight over a potential override vote in the Legislature is growing more likely by the day.

These W.Pa. women pols asked ‘WTF Pittsburgh?’ so they started a PAC to do something about it

BY: - March 5, 2020

Since its formation in 2016, Women for the Future of Pittsburgh have raised $47,000 and helped get 12 women elected to public office.

COMMENTARY

With 6th budget, Wolf gets his progressive mojo back. Will lawmakers come along for the ride? | Analysis

BY: - February 4, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf, meet Gov. Tom Wolf. With more money for gun violence reduction efforts; universal kindergarten; an ambitious higher education grant program aimed at keeping college kids in Pennsylvania; a reboot on a $4.5 billion infrastructure program, and a push for an eventual $15 an hour minimum wage, the York County Democrat rolled out […]

Progressive Pittsburgh state rep finds sticker from white supremacist group at district office

BY: - July 25, 2019

Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, took to Twitter Thursday to share a photo of a sticker from a white supremacist organization that was posted outside her district office. The Patriot Front is a white supremacist, neo-Nazi group who uses taglines like “Keep America American”, “Deport Them All”, “Not Stolen:Conquered” & this one that left on our […]

Fresh off his second mayoral loss, Philadelphia senator announces plan to transform city’s elections

BY: - June 5, 2019

Other Democratic lawmakers introduced a raft of proposals to make it easier for Pennsylvanians to register to vote and cast their ballot.