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Editorial: Not enforcing State pension forfeiture laws wastes tax dollars

Pennsylvania educators who have been convicted of crimes and have had their certificates revoked continue to receive undeserved pensions. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 3, 2018

It’s no secret that Pennsylvania public schools have a deficit that seems to get larger and larger as the gap in federal funding widens between poor and affluent districts. Many lay off or threaten to lay off teachers and cut funding for music and theater arts programs. In an environment like this...

Editorial: Citizenship question on 2020 census could cut PA funding

Census Bureau workers take an oath at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on March 30, 2010. Millions of foreign-born residents are expected to hide from or avoid the 2020 count because of the political climate created by U.S. President Donald Trump, census staff and civil rights groups say. (Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 29, 2018

It’s no secret that for undocumented immigrants and other noncitizens, life can be rough under President Donald Trump’s administration. As of Monday, it just got significantly tougher. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced a new component of the 2020 census Monday night, requiring that Americ...

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