These are the 10 most — and least — healthy counties in Pennsylvania | The Numbers Racket
No surprises here: If you live in a place that's more well off, your health outcomes tend to be better.
These are the most dangerous states for pedestrians | Wednesday Morning Coffee
And you thought Forster Street was bad ...
One-third of Pennsylvania counties taking action to replace voting systems by 2020
Counties across Pennsylvania are on track to replace their voting machines ahead of the 2020 primary elections, but some local officials still have concerns about how they’ll pay for them. Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar told a Senate committee Tuesday that a third of Pennsylvania’s counties have taken action to upgrade their voting systems […]
Congress needs to step up to protect Pa.’s Dreamers | Opinion
This is an issue that transcends politics and party.
Pa. House and Senate Democrats, Gov. Wolf tout bills fighting workplace harassment, discrimination
House and Senate Democrats gathered Tuesday to roll out a package of bills they say would ensure a safe and equitable workplace for all state residents.
‘There should definitely be censure’: Pa. freshman rep. calls for action after ‘Islamophobia’ in House prayer
'We need to be promoting inclusion, not division,' Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell told reporters Tuesday.
Bipartisan lawmakers say it’s time to raise Pennsylvania teacher base pay to $45,000
It’s been 30 years since Pennsylvania last raised its starting salary for teachers, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers say it’s time for another update. A bill in the Senate would codify the proposal, first raised in Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget, to pay all teachers across the commonwealth a $45,000 starting salary — more […]
Muslim lawmaker calls for unity one day after Pa. House member delivers ‘Islamophobic’ prayer
A Muslim lawmaker in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly called for unity one day after a fellow House member delivered a prayer decried as Islamophobic. Rep. Jason Dawkins, D-Philadelphia, said Tuesday he’d been hesitant to offer the House’s “morning inspiration” in the past because of how inspiring other members had been. “I hope I’m able to inspire […]
On a historic day, the Pa. House had a chance to be pluralistic and welcoming. It totally whiffed | Tuesday Morning Coffee
This is what happens when prayer gets weaponized.
The officer who fatally shot a black teen in East Pittsburgh was acquitted. But that’s not the end of the story in Harrisburg
On Friday, the former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in East Pittsburgh was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges. Supporters of Antwon Rose II, who was 17 at the time of his death in June 2018, took to the streets of neighboring Pittsburgh to protest the decision. State representatives, including Summer […]
Why we need to modernize the Pa. Civil Service Commission | Opinion
Last Session, I proposed additional modernization efforts to better meet customer’s needs, i.e., those seeking Commonwealth employment – especially veterans – and government agencies looking for new employees.
The promise and peril of the Dominican baseball pipeline | Opinion
Some of the best players in the world come from this small Caribbean nation, where an entire system of training young talent has blossomed. But few actually make it to the big leagues.