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Our Opinion | July 1, 2015
Budget pledges delayed are still not yet denied
Four months ago when Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a comprehensive state budget, he said it would fulfill his campaign pledge for a fresh start toward a different kind of Pennsylvania — a state that features jobs that pay, schools that teach and government that works.

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Our Opinion | June 30, 2015
GOP governors diverge on gay marriage ruling
Conservatives seeking guidance about last week’s Supreme Court ruling, which gives same-sex couples the right to marry, can turn to the political leadership in Texas, and keep fighting. Or they can go with the Ohio brand of conservatism and abide by what the governor there calls “the law of the land.”

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Our Opinion | June 29, 2015
Why is nobody pushing to get rid of AG Kane?
A new round of “restructuring” apparently has begun at the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.

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Our Opinion | June 27, 2015
Cheers & Jeers ...
Cheers to the Butler County Bar Association and its member attorneys for backing a key function of our court system: the county Victim Outreach Intervention Center.

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Our Opinion | June 26, 2015
Court’s ACA ruling should return focus to rising costs
Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, which preserves federal subsidies for ObamaCare insurance premiums secured through federal exchanges, filled the news cycle with talking heads offering their opinions on the court’s decision and the health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act — ACA for short.

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Our Opinion | June 25, 2015
Bonusgate’s dubious legacy: 22 convictions, 0 reforms
It’s a disturbing revelation: The corruption probe in 2007 that jailed Mike Veon and convicted 21 other legislative leaders and staffers has spawned no new rules to prevent such sins in the future.

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