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Defuse the ticking time bomb of coronavirus in jails and prisons | Editorial

As the rest of society scrambles to alter life and maintain social distance, the state’s and counties’ department of corrections must manage the safety of a population that can do little of either.

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Consistent messaging from leaders is key to quelling coronavirus in Pa. and N.J. | Editorial

Elected and law enforcement officials need to be clear and consistent in their messaging about the restrictions they've imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
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Consistent messaging from leaders is key to quelling coronavirus in Pa. and N.J. | Editorial

Elected and law enforcement officials need to be clear and consistent in their messaging about the restrictions they've imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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State budgets will be reeling from coronavirus — but there may be lessons for next time | Editorial

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and other states have rainy day funds for a reason. But a decade of depletion has rendered them less useful as both Harrisburg and Trenton begin to grapple with the fiscal superstorm the coronavirus is likely to cause
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State budgets will be reeling from coronavirus — but there may be lessons for next time | Editorial

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and other states have rainy day funds for a reason. But a decade of depletion has rendered them less useful as both Harrisburg and Trenton begin to grapple with the fiscal superstorm the coronavirus is likely to cause

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Coronavirus relief bill does a lot of good, but it’s just a start | Editorial

The relief bill earmarks $150 billion for state and local governments. This may be some of the most critical money in the long term — and most states will find that money falls far short of what will be needed.
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Coronavirus relief bill does a lot of good, but it’s just a start | Editorial

The relief bill earmarks $150 billion for state and local governments. This may be some of the most critical money in the long term — and most states will find that money falls far short of what will be needed.
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When coronavirus and gun violence collide, it makes both more deadly | Editorial

The coronavirus pandemic has the potential to make gun violence more deadly with shooting victims competing for respirators and blood units with COVID-19 patients.

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The coronavirus crisis is an education crisis | Editorial

Kids risk falling behind in their education — but the disruption of the system means they could also lose critical things like consistent meals, the community that schools provide, and the relationships they have with teachers and other adults.

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Democracy is not immune to coronavirus | Editorial

Pennsylvania lawmakers must come together to plan for the Pa. primary election amid the coronavirus crisis.

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When social distancing and staying healthy are at odds | Editorial

Amid social distancing and a deadly epidemic, people in addiction or with other behavioral health disorders, as well as outpatients in medical treatment programs, must adjust to a new normal.

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Congress is acting fast on coronavirus aid — but not fast enough | Editorial

For a Congress deadlocked for years by brutal partisan conflict, the speed of its deliberations seems miraculous. At yet, given the nature of this crisis, it’s not going to be fast enough.

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Our new ‘new normal’ with coronavirus | Editorial

The human toll of the coronavirus and its devastation of systems, institutions, and economies will demand another reset of what “normal” means.

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Fare breaks are great, but SEPTA’s funding future still cloudy | Editorial

Many of Philly’s transit advocates welcome SEPTA’s plan to keep the base fare at $2.50 and offer a free transfer with the first bus, trolley, or subway ride. But the shift in the transit agency’s capital funding set for 2022 is raising concerns.

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Keystone tax break program needs more attention — and a fix to make sure it’s working | Editorial

The rules governing the Keystone Opportuniity Zone should be reviewed and corrected to close loopholes and make sure the tax breaks benefit all.

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To improve coronavirus response, Pa. needs to fix gaps in law — and fast | Editorial

When the state House and Senate reconvene on Monday, the first thing on the agenda should be passing a slew of bills to facilitate Pennsylvania’s ability to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

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Philly needs to make tough calls on coronavirus — canceling St. Patrick’s parade was the right one | Editorial

If Ireland and Boston can cancel their St. Patrick's Day parades for the benefit of the public’s health, so can Philly.

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As Supreme Court considers abortion, light more candles for Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s health | Editorial

Admitting privileges don’t make abortions safer and are unnecessary hurdles both for doctors and for women seeking abortions to which they have a legal right.

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New sheriff was supposed to mean a new chapter — but it may be the same old story | Editorial

Firing a financial professional for asking questions about the propriety of spending doesn’t have the ring of either transparency or integrity.

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The billion-dollar question of Mayor Kenney’s budget | Editorial

The Mayor’s proposed budget gave a few nods to Council’s moonshot, but overall, it’s a plan that makes incremental increases and investments in many different directions.

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