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OP-ED: Put Pa. kids first, not gas companies

NATHANIEL HORNER
YorkDispatch

Thaddeus Stevens is spinning in his grave.

The venerable Pennsylvania Republican, portrayed so vividly in the movie "Lincoln" by Tommie Lee Jones, was a man ahead of his time. He helped establish tax-financed public education in our commonwealth — a massive expansion of government at a time when many believed government had no obligation to educate its citizenry.

Mr. Stevens' stern visage still looks down on our legislators in Harrisburg, where a party bearing the name Republican holds a solid majority. But he can't be happy with what he sees these days. ...

Read the full op-ed at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.