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Wolf announces vaccine ‘incentive’ that will cost $100M
Analysis: How will 2022 elections play in Pittsburgh?
As the ongoing battle between ‘moderate’ and ‘progressive’ Democrats plays out in Washington—along with the continued tension between Trump and non-Trump Republicans—Andrew Cuff takes a look at how these same battles are playing out locally in southwestern PA. Read his piece here.
As voters pick new judges, here are some major cases the courts consider
Underscoring the importance of judicial elections, the AP gives a rundown of several types of cases before the courts, ranging from redistricting to abortion to education funding. This list is only partial, however, as the courts also consider issues that greatly impact businesses, individuals, and the economy as a whole, such as natural gas, workers’ compensation, expanded liability, healthcare, and forced unionization. Our friends at the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform dive more deeply into some of these issues in their Judicial Voter Guide. Check it out here.
Spotlight PA wants to be the new thought police
Spotlight PA reports that PA counties vary in how easily accessible they make local campaign finance reports. Sounds like a good story, right? Well, Spotlight PA’s real motive in the piece comes toward the end, when the outlet targets only what it considers right-leaning organizations and donors and raises questions about the “motives” of school board candidates who may be supported by these groups and donors. (In case you’re wondering, Spotlight thinks you hold “extreme views” if you oppose critical race theory.) So nice when the media anoints itself the arbiter of pure motives and acceptable opinions. Keep it classy, Spotlight.