Pennsylvanians Spared Utility Bill Hike

Pennsylvanians Spared Utility Bill Hike

By Matthew J. Brouillette. Editorial Note: This piece was originally published in the Somerset Daily American on June 6, 2018. Since then, the Legislature did not embrace Wolf's severance tax proposal and passed a budget with no tax increases.  Who…

Wolf Will Drive Pa. Off Connecticut Cliff

Wolf Will Drive Pa. off Connecticut Cliff

By Matthew J. Brouillette. Four years ago, political newcomer Tom Wolf crisscrossed Pennsylvania in his trademark blue jeep, campaigning for governor on promises of “jobs that pay, schools that teach, and government that works.” Now, he’s back on the road,…

Wolf Sides With Special-Interest Donors, Vetoes Opioid Bill

Wolf Sides with Special-Interest Donors, Vetoes Opioid Bill

HARRISBURG, April 27, 2018—Today, Gov. Wolf vetoed a bill that would have addressed opioid over-prescription by implementing an evidence-based prescription drug formulary for the state’s workers’ comp program. The move comes after Wolf accepted $1.1 million in campaign contributions tied…

Will Wolf Sign Reform Opposed By His Biggest Donor?

Will Wolf Sign Reform Opposed by His Biggest Donor?

Yesterday, the Pa. House passed SB 936, which would address opioid over-prescription by implementing an evidence-based prescription drug formulary for the state’s workers’ comp program. While Gov. Wolf has prioritized tackling the opioid crisis, he has expressed opposition to this…

The Emergence Of The Imperial Judiciary In Pa.

The Emergence of the Imperial Judiciary in Pa.

By Chris Comisac, Bureau Chief, Capitolwire. Note: This article first appeared at Capitolwire on 3/26/18 and is reprinted with permission.  Apparently democracy is under attack in Pennsylvania, with figurative warning shots having been fired over the bow of a so-called…

Where Is The Outcry?

Where Is the Outcry?

By Matthew J. Brouillette. Pennsylvania journalists are no strangers to exposing political corruption. That’s why the recent lack of journalistic outrage over the longstanding systematic abuse of public resources for political gain is mystifying to say the least.

Wolf’s Toughest Opponent? His Own Record

Wolf’s toughest opponent? His own record

By Matthew J. Brouillette. When it comes to the 2018 gubernatorial race, Tom Wolf should be less concerned about running against his GOP challengers and more concerned about running against his own broken record.

Pottstown Mercury: Court Must End Backwards Pa. Budgeting

Pottstown Mercury: Court must end backwards Pa. budgeting

By Matthew J. Brouillette. For nearly three months, state lawmakers have been scrambling to pay for the budget they passed in June. And Gov. Wolf, who allowed this unbalanced budget to become law, has done little more than insist that…