Under the dome

Under the dome

Given its expense, size, and inclination to cater to itself and the well-heeled special interests that shower its members with gifts and campaign funds, the Pennsylvania Legislature sometimes feels like a pandemic without end.
Hoarders

Hoarders

As the pandemic threatens the fiscal well-being of Pennsylvania, forcing Gov. Tom Wolf to idle more than 2,500 state employees, the state’s bloated, self-serving, do-nothing legislature seems content with the standard operating procedure.
A bug’s life

A bug’s life

Pennsylvania’s bloated, expensive legislature is an evergreen topic for editorial writers and political cartoonists. There’s rarely a better time to address the subject than when the governor introduces his budget proposals, an occasion usually accompanied...
Passing the torch

Passing the torch

State House Speaker Mike Turzai announced this week that he won’t run for re-election. So who’ll be next to lead the GOP in partisan budget brinksmanship while kowtowing to the gas-drilling industry?