Small ball

Small ball

The recent Supreme Court decision legalizing sports betting has many states’ officials rubbing their hand in glee, anticipating new sources of tax and licensing revenue. Pennsylvania is second to none, but the windfall probably won’t be quite what the...
A-hunting they will go

A-hunting they will go

Pennsylvania’s famously bought-and-paid-for legislature (especially the Republicans who run both of its chambers) limps from one budget deficit to the next, plugging and patching the fiscal holes with cuts, borrowing, gambling revenue and short-term accounting...
Squish

Squish

The state legislature is further proof that the GOP is basically incapable of good governance. The state House, headed by Speaker Mike Turzai (a probable gubernatorial candidate), has taken Pennsylvania to the brink of budgetary Armageddon by refusing to consider new...