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House passes a budget that makes sense for state

July 5, 2015 Recently, the General Assembly of Pennsylvania passed a General Fund budget which fully meets the many responsibilities of our state government without raising taxes on the working people and... more »»

The false god of ‘inclusion’

July 4, 2015 Each July 4th, we celebrate the courage of 56 men who risked execution for treason in an effort to create a nation whose citizens would be free of tyranny. more »»

Budget showdown looms, corruption probe ends

June 28, 2015 HARRISBURG — As Pennsylvania lawmakers brace for the annual clash over how to spend billions of taxpayer dollars, the final chapter in a starker government drama is quietly playing out in the state... more »»

Family ties or government bonds?

June 28, 2015 Imagine a little girl and her young mother sitting on a weathered porch in a working-class urban neighborhood. more »»

Wolf, Senate verbal fisticuffs grip Capitol amid budget talks

June 21, 2015 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top state senator was leaving Gov. more »»

Budgets: The good, the bad and the ugly

June 21, 2015 June, that most beautiful of months, is associated with some of life’s larger pleasures: The beginning of summer, annual vacations, school graduations, Fathers’ Day, June brides — and, of course,... more »»

Global Warming: Mankind, guilty as charged

June 21, 2015 It is hard, if not impossible, to have an accurate big picture of anything if you don't want to be bothered by the detail. more »»

Tax debate heats up as lawmakers, Wolf work on budget

June 14, 2015 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania state representatives found a tax issue they could agree on last week, voting unanimously against a Republican amendment that had bundled together all of Democratic Gov. more »»

Illegal union dues ‘rebate’ scam exposed

June 14, 2015 Dr. Mary Ann Dailey grew up in a union household in southwestern Pennsylvania. more »»

How long will a budget deal take?

June 7, 2015 HARRISBURG — It’s the talk of the Capitol: How long will it take for Go. more »»

Change certain on Pennsylvania’s top court

May 31, 2015 HARRISBURG — With six nominees vying for three open seats on the state Supreme Court and campaign dollars already flowing by the millions, change is inevitable. more »»

Fundamentalists, atheists don’t define us

May 31, 2015 You can thank God if you are a believer (or not bother if you are in doubt) that there are choices on the religious continuum between Christian fundamentalism and atheism. more »»

Sen. Pat Toomey at the gate – he won’t beat himself in 2016

May 24, 2015 Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) is running for his first re-election since his victory in 2010 against Joe Sestak (D). It’s bound to be one of the most interesting U.S. Senate races of 2016. more »»

Wolf’s education doctrine

May 17, 2015 Governor Tom Wolf has wasted little time crystalizing his vision for public education — and it doesn’t look promising for families supportive of school choice. more »»

Kane: Part of a bigger problem

May 17, 2015 Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general, is having some bad days. more »»

Drive to depoliticize school funds adds intrigue in Capitol

May 10, 2015 HARRISBURG — It’s the first thing each Pennsylvania state lawmaker checks in a governor’s brand-new budget proposal: How much more money the public schools in their districts would get. more »»

Making community a place we can all call ‘home’

May 10, 2015 It is all too easy to spend our lives with blinders on – after all, what we can’t see can’t possibly exist, right? Wrong. more »»

Framing the issue of education spending and Pennsylvania’s budget

May 10, 2015 During last year’s campaign for governor, we heard much debate and publicity about spending on education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Now, in his budget proposal, Gov. more »»



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