An update on Pennsylvania's unemployment-compensation mess

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The huge, disgraceful mess surrounding filing for unemployment compensation benefits in Pennsylvania — a mess I detailed in a column... Read more

Pennsylvania's higher education woes

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Last week, I wrote about a proposal by Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella to create universal automatic, from-birth savings plans for college... Read more

Hey, Harrisburg, here's an idea

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Now that the state Legislature is officially back — sworn in Jan. 3; actually comes to work Jan. 23 — maybe it should consider... Read more

Pa. (again) falls in national ranking

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The annual ranking of states by the online financial news service 24/7 Wall St. shows Pennsylvania once again falling towards the bottom. The... Read more

The Keystone State's stunning county-by-county results

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By just about any measure one of the biggest surprises of election night was Pennsylvania going red. Almost every expectation was that the... Read more

How not to seek an editorial board endorsement

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You perhaps have heard that many of your state lawmakers relish relationships with lobbyists who contribute to their campaigns. You might... Read more

A search for civility

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Civility, wherefore art thou? In what can perhaps be called an exercise in perfect timing, the guest at Monday’s Pennsylvania Press... Read more

Two sharp arguments for Clinton & Trump

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In this so-divisive race for the White House there are many deep and passionate arguments for and against each of the major-party candidates... Read more