News & Brews July 26, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! $726,877 in reimbursements with no receipts required? Thank you, taxpayers In the wake of former Rep. Margo Davidson's resignation last week after being charged with stealing from taxpayers, the…

News & Brews July 23, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Wolf flip-flops on his flip-flop on voter ID There's Simone Biles' Yurchenko...and then there's Gov. Wolf's double-flip. The AP is reporting that Wolf says his position on voter ID…

News & Brews July 22, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! After Wolf's flip-flop, lawmaker restarts election reform efforts Following Gov. Wolf's abrupt about-face—from characterizing voter ID laws as voter suppression and anti-democratic to thinking they may be a good…

Short Take 15:  Justice Needs Her Blindfold Back

Short Take 15: Justice needs her blindfold back

What happens when judges who are supposed to be fair and impartial instead consistently issue rulings that align with the special interests that elected them? Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette recently authored an op-ed looking at partisan rulings…

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News & Brews July 21, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Wolf does about-face on voter ID Yes, you read that headline correctly. After months of adamantly opposing enhanced voter ID requirements, decrying them as "voter suppression" and "discriminatory," and…

News & Brews July 20, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Wolf admin: ID requirement fine for unemployment, anti-democratic for voting Here's your morning dose of illogic. Gov. Wolf's Department of Labor has introduced new anti-fraud measures to protect our…

News & Brews July 19, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! No-bid contract requests topped $340 million in 2020 By now we're familiar with the multi-million-dollar no-bid contract awarded to Insight Global, the contact tracing vendor that leaked the private…

Harrisburg’s Hottest Lies

Harrisburg’s hottest lies

Op-Ed by Matthew J. Brouillette. The following commentary originally appeared in the Sunbury Daily Item. “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” This quote, whose true origin remains up for debate,…

News & Brews July 16, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Wolf admin kept info secret for years, but denies cover-up of L&I bungle The Wolf administration has denied it covered-up a Labor & Industry error that overcharged thousands of…

News & Brews July 15, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Commission to propose host of new fees, taxes to replace gas tax Gov. Wolf 's Transportation Revenue Options Commission, charged with coming up with alternatives to the gas tax,…