Opinion

Criminal Justice

Opinion: Pennsylvania should make ‘Little Scandinavia’ at SCI Chester permanent

The pilot project represents a groundbreaking shift towards a more humane, rehabilitative prison system.

U.S. Congress

Opinion: Congress should match food retailers’ commitment to women, infants and children

A program that helps millions of families access healthy food could face a $1 billion shortfall – if Congress fails to act.

Philadelphia

Opinion: After 25 years of stagnation, it’s time to raise the minimum wage

The president of Philadelphia City Council makes the case for why state legislators must finally make progress on this key threshold.

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Opinion: Time for a full stop on marijuana arrests in Pennsylvania

As state lawmakers debate cannabis legalization, advocates say they should bring an end to cannabis-related arrests in the commonwealth.

Philadelphia

Opinion: Elected leaders must act now to save the SS United States

Facing eviction, the historic vessel known as "America's Flagship" is in need of a new home.

Philadelphia

Federal funds are needed for Philly to become our nation’s biggest green city

Urban forestry initiatives have begun benefitting underserved communities

Liz Magill resigned; now comes the hard part for higher education

The now-former Penn president's exit does nothing to provide clarity on what comes next in the battle against antisemitism and for free speech.

Politics

Opinion: The Pennsylvania Society is needed – now, more than ever

Two former governors weigh in on the essential role the annual weekend plays in the state’s political ecosystem.

Education

Opinion: A report card shows improvement is needed on education options

A new report by the Heritage Foundation makes the argument for improving school choice in Pennsylvania.

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Environment

Opinion: To save our climate, the fight tor RGGI must continue

Gov. Josh Shapiro must pull out all the stops to preserve this essential tool to fight global warming.

Infrastructure

Opinion: The pressure is on to improve Pennsylvania’s water infrastructure

The consequences of poor, aging infrastructure are all too real – and costly.

Economic Development

Opinion: Invent Penn State should get the funding it needs to reinvigorate innovation in the state

Harrisburg needs to recognize the importance of the university’s LaunchBox and Innovation Network – and invest in it.

Criminal Justice

Opinion: It’s long past time to fully fund PA’s indigent defense systems

Pennsylvania remains one of two states that fails to provide funding for indigent defense.

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Opinion: Lawmakers have a chance to improve our broken probation system

Tonie Willis writes that state lawmakers should pass probation reform legislation when they return to session.

Opinion

Opinion: Make mental health professionals first responders to prevent more unnecessary tragedies

Suicide Prevention Month spotlights the urgent need for health professionals to respond to mental health crises.