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Lawmakers Fight Overregulation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) " Republican members of the House announced five pieces of legislation on Tuesday, designed at fighting against what they call overregulation in the state.

The House State Government Committee introduced their Regulatory Overreach ...

Posted on 17 January 2018 Keep Reading...

When Will the ICA's Lights Go Out?

(January 17, 2018)--Summary: In December a hearing was held by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to decide whether or not to rescind Act 47 distressed status for the City of Pittsburgh. If rescinded, the separate Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA or oversight ...

Posted on 17 January 2018 Keep Reading...

North Korea: Avoid a Needless War

“To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” "Sun Tzu

The recent bogus Hawaiian nuclear alert puts the smoldering crisis with North Korea in perspective. Although most experts believe it will be a year before North Korea’s ICBM ...

Posted on 17 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Why PA Families Deserve Gift of Education

What did your children want for Christmas last month? Most would probably say a new bike, an electronic gadget, or one of the items on this year’s hottest toys list.

All great gifts, but what if this was the year we gave families a truly exceptional and ...

Posted on 17 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Confessions of a RINO

I am a proud RINO " a “Republican in Name Only.” More specifically, I’m a committed fiscal conservative, but a lousy party guy.

Let me explain.

State and local governments touch the lives of most people more ...

Posted on 17 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Demise of the ICA

Government often acts in countervailing ways. As the convoluted case of future funding for Pittsburgh’s Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority illustrates, researchers at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy note.

It was in December that the Pennsylvania ...

Posted on 17 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Churchill's Darkest Hour

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at The American Spectator.

Last Saturday I dropped off my two oldest sons and their friend at the theatre. I planned to kill a couple of hours at the bookstore, on my laptop, at a coffee shop, ...

Posted on 16 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Poll: Voters Support Medicaid Work Requirements

Commonwealth Foundation
Contact: John Bouder, 717-461-7978, jrb@commonwealthfoundation.org

Poll: Pa. Voters Overwhelmingly Support Medicaid Work Requirements
Work Critical to Ending the Cycle of Poverty

January 16, 2018, ...

Posted on 16 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Ending the Cycle of Poverty

By, Aaron D. Kaufer
Representative for House District 120

Ronald Reagan once said, “The best social program is a job.” I happen to agree with him. Our Commonwealth has a responsibility to assist able-bodied individuals to become self-sufficient. Our public ...

Posted on 11 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Wolf Administration Thwarts Pro-Growth Tax Relief

Business in Pennsylvania IS our business

Wolf Administration Seeks to Thwart
Pro-growth Tax Relief for PA Employers

In the quiet of the Friday before Christmas, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue published a policy change ...

Posted on 10 January 2018 Keep Reading...

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