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At risk: A win for health care over big tobacco

A lot has changed since 1998, the year that Pennsylvania and 45 states stood up to big tobacco and helped create the Tobacco Settlement Fund, or TSF. We may have moved on from CD-ROMs, dial-up internet and the Y2K-bug frenzy. But a few things have stood the test of time: Pokémon, “Toy Story” and Pennsylvania’s commitment to keeping the core mission of the TSF dedicated to health care.

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Nuke debate expected to reignite this fall

Nuclear-industry advocates intend to regroup this summer and assess their best strategy for reintroducing legislation this fall to support nuclear plants, with the goal of giving state leaders time to debate whether to help the industry financially as deadlines near for closing the Beaver Valley plant in western Pennsylvania, several observers noted.

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