The National Conference of State Legislatures lobbied for this tax grab.
Cycling is increasing in popularity.
Pennsylvania has fewer deficient bridges but plan to help the rest can't be stalled.
It's a matter of public decency.
Are PACs tax exempt, too?
So here's some advice: Let Paul O'Neill investigate the IRA fiasco, fire Eric Holder and ...
Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff at State Department had lobbying connections that raise questions.
The Manchin-Toomey background-check bill just might get a second shot.
At the very least switch to the independent bracket.
I find it sad that she was able to break our laws by indecently exposing herself in protest.
The IRS was behaving perfectly appropriately when it investigated the real purpose of astroturf, bogus grassroots organizations.
President and first lady give speeches reminding African-Americans not to take education for granted.
Thanks to humanity's addiction to fossil fuels, carbon dioxide levels are the highest they've been in at least 3 million years.
Some of the most effective teachers working in the toughest schools are relatively new to the profession, and we need to hang onto them.
More than any other nation, the United States can't quite make up its mind if alcohol is a blessing or a curse.
I am amazed at Congress' lack of cooperation in the process of governing.
If we desire citizens who can compete in the global marketplace, we can't afford to do anything less.
House Republicans voted for the 37th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Across most of the democratic world, there is an impatience bordering on exhaustion with electoral systems and political classes.
For Bishop David Zubik to sit back and be nonreactionary about the CMU episode would have been a mistake of omission.
Does anyone believe that every politician is not campaigning at public expense when running for re-election?
How did cartoonist Rob Rogers ever think there is any comparison between the kidnapping victims in Cleveland and prisoners at Gitmo?
One doesn't have to be a martyr to be justified in speaking out against attacks on the Catholic Church.
This is Pittsburgh, where we still maintain basic standards of decency, and most of us here find it shocking for a woman to expose herself.
Republican leaders might be eager to pile on Obama scandals now. But pause for a moment: What do they hope to accomplish?
Obama's presidency may yet be a net plus for the public good if it shatters Americans' trust in the regulatory state's motives.
The president should try candid; wistful and petulant aren't getting him anywhere.
Senate Bill 444 seeks to improve the state's 2009 open records law, but some provisions are good while others are a step backward.
The Post-Gazette asked people from various walks of life to offer the next mayor of Pittsburgh (whoever that might be) one big suggestion...
These maps split our community in three sections. When working on a project in our community we will have to visit three representatives.
I'd rather read about an angry white whale than shoot angry birds at green pigs ...
If the student had posed as a naked Muslim displaying the star and crescent on her private parts I am sure all hell would have broken loose.
State Rep. Jake Wheatley is a candidate for mayor who shows sincerity and results.
I think my teacher was disappointed that Gov. George M. Leader did not express much enthusiasm for studying the language.
Candidate Bill Peduto has a track record of working with others.
On May 5, the five Downtown churches were taken hostage by the city of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Marathon.
An outpouring of support for Clairton students and a litany of promise for Brashear graduates.
Belief in a caring deity helps people cope and thrive.
The use of torture by the government and gun control are two pressing moral issues of the day.
Facts that speak for themselves.
The war is no longer civil; it is sectarian and regional and sure to go on for years.
Seven local cartoonists up for awards at the National Cartoonists Society convention in Pittsburgh reflect on the craft's importance here.
"Outrageous, appalling, intolerable -- can scarcely do justice to the fiasco involving the Internal Revenue Service ..."
Mayoral candidate Jack Wagner is someone who will work with and for everyone.
The real administration incompetence came before the first shots were fired.
More women may be taking spouses' names these days, but to each her own.
Any presidential administration should know better than to mess with the press or the IRS.
The Post-Gazette editorial board recaps its 18 endorsements for the May 21 primary, leading off with Jack Wagner for mayor of Pittsburgh.
But the AP affair pales next to the IRS and Benghazi.
David Andrew Strobel left North Hills for tough jobs with the Peace Corps, American Red Cross and the like, jhelping others far from home,
We have a mayoral election next week and only one candidate, Bill Peduto, is pledged to keep the city free from fracking.
After a week of scandals, the president needs to forget politics and simply serve the public
By Tom Tomorrow.
In District 8 only one candidate for city council -- Sam Hens-Greco -- is a lawyer.
Thanks to the Legislature, state universities find it hard to limit firearms.
On Benghazi and the IRS, the Obama administration should try telling the truth. It's easier to memorize.
Some of the Jews were herded into a barn which the Poles set alight. How could this have happened between neighbors?
A juicy one requires months of drip, drip, drip revelations.
I'll take the guy with ideas and guts. Vote Bill Peduto for mayor of Pittsburgh.
How can anyone be happy with the Obama administration? From the very beginning it has been telling lies and half-truths!
Most honest people of all political persuasions believe there has been a massive cover-up about what happened in Benghazi.
There's something about Pittsburgh that you just can't shake.
No need to look for a name. / I know the artist and / His mist, his ...
Before the Benghazi "incident" gets swept under the rug, President Barack Obama needs to answer two questions.
Most journalists happily accept White House spin when it comes to Syria -- foreign leaders do not.
Drones terrorize millions of people and kill many civilians.
The murder case of Kermit Gosnell, who performed abortions illegally in Philadelphia, has lessons for Pennsylvania.
Check the record where I have supported and presented initiatives to county council that would actually reduce taxes.
Jeanne's record of accomplishment is unparalleled.
With three territories under a state of emergency, Nigeria's armed forces are trying to put down a shadowy movement called Boko Haram.
The U.S. Senate has reauthorized up to $12.5 billion for water projects including the repair of locks and dams.
The center got off on the wrong foot financially when it opened in 2009 -- and is overdue for more hard-headed approach.
Our city should not be allowed to follow in the footsteps of our state.
He is uniquely qualified to represent us in Harrisburg.
The Post-Gazette could have and should have endorsed Jeanne Clark, a superbly qualified woman to represent District 8.
He has been a good leader.
Jack Wagner's interest in human service issues is genuine, his independence is unshakable and his integrity is unassailable.
Polish Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf visited Pittsburgh last week to highlight his country's new relations with the United States.
Can't we all be just a little less caustic and more respectful of each other?
A Mayor Peduto would not pursue the fiscal irresponsibility of politicians of Jack Wagner's era.
We make a decision with each bite of food that we put into our mouths, and this decision is either life-giving or life-taking.
As the federal sequester undercuts funding for parks, it's time to focus on what they mean even for urban America.
Kids in English elementary schools will start taking a new nationwide grammar and spelling test this week.
U.S. voters own a share of the congressional gridlock because they send conflicting signals on the policies they want.
Angelina Jolie and the would-be mayor of New York talk personal with a purpose.
Charter schools are getting paid twice for their pension costs, leaving school districts and taxpayers struggling to foot the bill.
The false god of 'narrative' is obscuring the real debates.
A sickening feeling of deja vu pervades U.S. newsrooms now that another administration has grabbed press records to find a leaker.
How about Sunday Gospel brunches similar to the Howard Theatre events that pay the bills for the District of Columbia venue?
CMU handled controversy over naked criticism of Catholic Church just about right.
Employers complain that today's graduates don't know the basics.
We already know President Barack Obama and senior aides were laying about Benghazi, but several other questions must be answered.
The All-Pro cornerback who died last Saturday at the age of 85 was an extraordinary player, and an extraordinary human being.
It'll be hard to identify any real White House scandals, considering the constant smear attempts from the right.
They are not such strange bedfellows after all, now that the Obama administration has generated the IRS and AP scandals.
The Post-Gazette editorial board endorses county Councilman Bob Macey for the Democratic nomination in District 9.
Serving as a volunteer firefighter tells me, the voter, that this candidate is ready to commit to a better district.
I was happy to see your endorsement of Jack Wagner for mayor of Pittsburgh.
Judicial candidate PJ Murray has a rating of "recommended" by the Allegheny County Bar Association.
This is a one-time-a-year event, and it is a fantastic event for our city.