Campaigns & Elections

Opinion

Opinion: PA’s 2023 election provides a chance to protect abortion for years to come

Planned Parenthood PA PAC Executive Director Signe Espinoza writes that 2023 is not an off-year election.

Criminal Justice

Opinion

The state Senate needs to rework probation reform legislation

A former public defender who is now with the ACLU explains why the chamber’s approach to the flashpoint issue is in need of a reboot.

Economic Development

Opinion

Opinion: Investing in clean energy will benefit communities and the climate

Pennsylvania is set to benefit environmentally from two major bills approved by Congress.

General Assembly

Opinion

Opinion: 10 ways to improve your disability hiring practices

There are numerous effective ways to improve inclusivity in the workplace – but commitment to change is key.

Energy

Opinion

Opinion: Hydrogen energy sounds too good to be true – because it is

Although it is touted as a viable alternative to fossil fuels, research shows that it is not the climate change cure-all many have made it out to be.

Health Care

Opinion

Opinion: Policymakers should change course on xylazine

Peer support should be encouraged as an inexpensive intervention for addiction.

Economic Development

Opinion

It’s time to blow up the minority contract status quo

The shortcomings of the current models spotlight the need for a new approach.

Campaigns & Elections

Opinion

Opinion: Partisanship has no place in Pennsylvania’s courts

Pennsylvania Superior Court candidate Jill Beck writes that the state deserves jurists who will put adherence to the law over partisanship.

Energy

Opinion

Opinion: Community solar will create jobs and boost PA's economy

Lawmakers in the General Assembly should act on community solar legislation.

General Assembly

Opinion

Opinion: Skill games legislation ignores needs of older, vulnerable Pennsylvanians

AFSCME Council 13 Executive Director Dave Henderson calls on lawmakers to reject legislation that would tax and regulate skill games.

Capitol Beat

Opinion

Opinion: Skill games present a golden opportunity for Pennsylvania

State Sen. Gene Yaw writes in support of regulating skills games at the state level.

Opinion

Opinion

It’s time to fund out-of-school time

Two lifelong educators explain the value – and urgency – of including the educational progeram in the state budget.

News & Politics

Opinion

Opinion: The deadly serious consequences of illegal employee misclassification

Low wages and employee misclassification often go hand-in-hand with unsafe job sites where safety rules are sometimes ignored.

Editor's Note

Opinion

Editor’s Note: It’s time to make civic education a priority

Civics instruction should be mandatory for all middle and high school students throughout Pennsylvania.

Gun Control

Opinion

Opinion: Why I'm working to reduce gun violence

With the new session and a new majority, I will renew my fight for legislative action.

News & Politics

Opinion

Opinion: The Sixers have a new process, and they’re trying to rush it

The pace at which 76 Place is pushing through is needlessly hurried and Philadelphians deserve answers.

Editor's Note

Opinion

Editor’s Note: There is a fraught but feasible path to finding common ground between community and commerce

When it comes to 76 Place, the next mayor of Philadelphia should take some sound advice and “trust the process.”

Policy

Opinion

Opinion: Dems are determined to stop voter ID, even if it comes at the expense of their top legislative goal

Let voters decide on the constitutional amendments instead of wasting time and resources on the dysfunction in Harrisburg.

Policy

Opinion

Opinion: Sex education is the elephant in our classrooms

Outdated curriculums, erratic guidelines and unenforceable state standards contribute to Pennsylvania's educational shortcomings.