‘There just aren’t enough words’: 20 years later, former Gov. Tom Ridge, staffers reflect on 9/11

BY: - September 11, 2021

When their pagers went off, it was time to leave Royal Oaks Golf Club, bring Gov. Tom Ridge back from Erie, and go to work.


Thanks to stimulus funding, Pa. has a chance to Grow Greener again. We can’t miss it | Opinion

BY: - July 1, 2021

Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generation yet to come.

Former Pa. Gov. Ridge discharged from hospital, recovering from stroke

BY: - June 28, 2021

The 75-year-old former governor suffered a stroke earlier this month and underwent surgery to remove a blood clot.


Just in time for your post-lockdown summer, Pa. lawmaker wants to rein in fireworks | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 18, 2021

Pa. Rep. Robert Freeman's bill would let municipalities enact their own fireworks ordinances - as long as they don't conflict with state law.

Former Pa. Gov. Ridge hospitalized after stroke, in critical but stable condition

BY: - June 16, 2021

“The family requests your prayers for a full recovery,” a statement from Ridge's family reads.

‘A model of integrity’: How Pa. officials reacted to the death of ex-Gov. Richard Thornburgh

BY: - December 31, 2020

Former two-term Pennsylvania Gov. Richard Thornburgh, a Republican who saw the state through the emergency at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in 1979, died Thursday, aged 88.  Thornburgh later served as U.S. Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan. Here is how Pennsylvania’s elected officials reacted to his death. Gov. Tom Wolf: “Frances and […]

Sports, maybe? | Five for Your Weekend

BY: - August 1, 2020

Happy weekend, everyone! Was it just me, or did it feel like every sports fan in America was holding their breath, waiting to see what would happen as Major League Baseball returned from a 4-month-long pause? Not going to lie, I missed sports more than I thought. Right now, in a normal year, I would […]


We can’t let the gross abuse of power in Portland spread to other cities | John A. Tures

BY: - July 26, 2020

Unaccountable federal militias are roaming our streets, detaining people, and abusing their constitutional rights. We must act now to stop it.


Pittsburgh lawmaker wants Pa. to declare racism a public health crisis | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 22, 2020

Let’s not allow the moment and growing call for justice to fade without making meaningful policy change,' said Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny.

Former Gov./DHS boss Ridge: ‘It’d be a cold day in hell’ before he’d let ‘uninvited’ federal agents into Pa.

BY: - July 21, 2020

The former, two-term Republican governor made his comments Tuesday during an interview with radio host Michael Smerconish.

Ex-Gov. Ridge: Trump’s Ukraine call was ‘an abuse of power,’ but impeachment is up to Congress

BY: - December 10, 2019

Former Republican Gov. Tom Ridge told reporters Tuesday that he was “disappointed and troubled” by President Donald Trump’s conduct with the leader of Ukraine earlier this year. That a sitting president “would ask a foreign leader, of a troubled country, who’s been besieged by an enemy of the United States, to do him a political […]

Trump budget would take millions away from disabled Americans, former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge writes.

BY: - April 17, 2019

In a New York Times op-Ed, the former Pennsylvania governor called on the Trump administration to restore all the funding it’s proposed to cut for disability programs.