Health Care

Opinion

Opinion: PA’s long-term care centers are rapidly shuttering – here’s how to save them

A staffer at a soon-to-close Pittsburgh nursing home urges lawmakers to pass legislation to prevent more closures.

Commentary

Opinion

Commentary: It’s make-or-break time for Penn Highlands Healthcare

One of the commonwealth’s key health systems faces an uncertain prognosis.

News & Politics

Opinion

Opinion: The Department of Environmental Protection needs to be protected from underfunding and understaffing

The majority chair of the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resource and Energy Committee outlines the crisis in the making at this crucial state agency.

News & Politics

Opinion

Opinion: Congress must take action to ensure and expand voting rights

Philadelphia City Councilmember Nicolas O’Rourke writes that federal lawmakers hold the key to safeguarding voting rights.

Policy

Opinion

Opinion: Why Gov. Josh Shapiro’s PRESS initiative is a boon for PA’s energy sector

Leaders from Exact Solar and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia examine how a new plan could empower PA’s energy future.

Budget

Opinion

Opinion: Fund Whole-Home Repairs and help PA homeowners

The president of Low Country Building Solutions speaks on the need for Whole-Home Repairs funding.

Criminal Justice

Opinion

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

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

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.

Opinion

Opinion

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

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

Opinion

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

Urban forestry initiatives have begun benefitting underserved communities

Opinion

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

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

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.

Environment

Opinion

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

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

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

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.

Opinion

Opinion

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.