Explainers

  • June 7, 2017

    Push to eliminate Pa. property taxes would have major implications for schools, prioritizing homeowners

    School property taxes are often a sore subject for Pennsylvania homeowners, who've seen rate increases grow faster than the state's economy ...
  • June 5, 2017

    Thousands of Pa. voters disenfranchised?

    Thousands of Pennsylvanians who filed voter-registration applications last year may have been unable to vote in the presidential election because the ...
  • June 5, 2017

    In Pennsylvania, cities struggle to provide safe, clean drinking water

    More than 30 percent of the state’s water systems aren’t as resilient as they need to be.
  • May 31, 2017

    When grappling with racial tension: Is York 'everytown'?

    York County is one community where racial tension flared around the 2016 presidential election.
  • May 31, 2017

    Grapple episode 18: Coal miners, no relic of the past

    Pennsylvania is the nation’s fifth largest coal producer. Counties in the western, central, and even eastern parts of the state are home to coal mines...
  • May 19, 2017

    What do the Pittsburgh Penguins have to do with affordable housing?

    The NHL team’s development arm has exclusive rights to a major project, now the subject of a fair housing complaint.
  • May 2, 2017

    How can Pennsylvania prevent cities from fiscal crisis?

    A grand jury makes several suggestions in a new report focused on “reckless” financial decisions by Harrisburg officials in the early-to-mid 2000’s.
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