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Colin McNickle


    Fri, August 18, 2017

    Stadium Authority Extension Bad Public Policy


    The rationale for extending the life of the Pittsburgh Stadium Authority does not even rise to the level of flimsy, researchers at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy argue.

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    Fri, August 11, 2017

    Pesky Issues Dog Port Authority


    Recent developments regarding the Port Authority of Allegheny County put the mass-transit agency’s management and operations in a very unbecoming light, say scholars at the Allegheny Institute for ...

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    Wed, August 02, 2017

    Hazards in School Loan Forgiveness Plan


    A Pittsburgh City Council entreaty to the commonwealth to create a statewide program that would retire a portion or all of a person’s outstanding college loans when they buy a home is fraught with ...

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    Mon, July 31, 2017

    PA Senate's Budget Farce


    More than half a billion dollars in new taxes, including a double nose-thumbing to one of the commonwealth’s leading economic growth engines and, not to forget, a most dubious borrowing ...

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    Wed, February 08, 2017

    Wolf Budget Wrong RX for PA


    It was contrarian economist Murray Rothbard who famously quipped that while deficits always are pernicious, "curing them by raising taxes is equivalent to curing an illness by shooting the ...

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    Wed, December 21, 2016

    Here is Why We Should Ban Teacher Strikes in PA


    What a deal.

    When Pennsylvania teachers go on strike -- that is, refuse to work because they disagree with the terms of their employment -- they do not lose a day's ...

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