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Time to get serious about state budget

July 19, 2015 HARRISBURG — It’s almost time to get serious at the Pennsylvania Capitol. more »»

Harrisburg is ignoring the biggest budget buster

July 19, 2015 Pop quiz: What’s the largest spending increase in Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal? You might assume education, as the governor has repeatedly insisted the state must reinvest in public schools. more »»

Wolf’s ‘My Way or the Highway’ approach blocks progress

July 12, 2015 In his 2015 budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf urged dissenters, "If you don't agree with my ideas, here is my request: please come with your own ideas. more »»

Budget veto aided GOP legislative wins, some say

July 12, 2015 HARRISBURG — After three years of futility, Republicans finally used their majorities in Pennsylvania’s state House and Senate to pass their top agenda items: ending the traditional pension benefit... more »»

Community colleges deserve more funding support

July 5, 2015 Earlier this year, President Obama introduced a plan “to make community college as free and universal as high school. more »»

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 »»



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