Instead of sending technical parole violators back to prison for technical parole violations, the offenders are instead redirected to community corrections centers which cost the state less money than it would to incarcerate an offender in a state prison.
Last month the U.S. Department of Education issued their most recent report on the education of homeless children. The results -- which even the agency admits are incomplete -- paint a bleak picture of the nation and its glut of homeless kids.
Instead of honoring Gov. Corbett with an award for his contributions to education, the Pittsburgh Opera ought to stage The Beggars Opera to recognize how public schools are going hat in hand, hoping to salvage their arts curriculum with donations.
Pennsylvania's recent enactment of the "Amazon Tax" may be seen as a deft political move by Governor Corbett to close a budget gap, but viewed from afar the action is a cause for alarm over the state of politics in Pennsylvania today.