Time to deal with serious issues

Yesterday I joked about one of the less serious - it not less important - issues in the state.

That would be the slow drip of the state moving out of the Dark Ages when it comes to the sale of booze. Yes, we're taking baby steps. Yes, we still have a long way to go.

I'm the state's foremost proponent of privatization. Never thought I'd have that in common with House Speaker Republican Mike Turzai.

But let's not kid ourselves.

It's not exactly the most pressing issue in the state.

What is?

Well, we address it on today's editorial page.

The state is going broke.


Stop me if you're heard this before.

It's really past time for our elected leaders to get serious about the state's serious issues, and our yawning deficit should be at the top of that list.