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Published: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:24:15 GMT


Some stuff Pa. pols should be grateful for this Thanksgiving | John Baer
Politics can be a thankless gig but there's plenty that Pennsylvania pols can be thankful for this year. Including President Trump.

For a better Pennsylvania: Part 2 - reduce incumbent protections
There are factors beyond gerrymandering that discourage political competition in Pennsylvania.

Fetterman v. Stack v. Dean: Will this be a Pa. race to remember? | John Baer
With the entrance of hulking Braddock mayor John Fetterman, the already crowded Democratic primary for lieutenant governor is starting to look surprisingly interesting.

For a better Pennsylvania: Part 1 - money
Too much money in state politics kills competition and diminishes democracy, and Pennsylvania's a prime example.

Up next: Wolf, Casey, and President Trump | Baer
The 2018 mid-term elections would seem to favor Pa. incumbents. Will they?

A bad mailer, some bad tweets = more bad politics | John Baer
In the category every little bit hurts, here are two examples of how politics stays divisive.

Here's help voting in Pa.'s hapless judicial elections
Electing statewide judges doesn't make sense in Pennsylvania, but for now it's what we've got. So, vote, but get some info first.

Tom Wolf and that bad, bad 'Stranger Things' budget in Harrisburg
As the governor decides what to do with a new state budget finally on his desk, we ask what, if any, political fallout comes in the budget's aftermath.

Sens. Scott Wagner (R.) and Tony Williams (D.) talk Philly unions and race
The issue of diversity in Philadelphia unions popped up recently on two fronts.

It's time for a Pa. constitutional convention - seriously | John Baer
Fixing the state's dysfunctional government requires changing some of the fundamentals. A constitutional convention can make that happen.