Tue, July 24, 2012
Don't Fire Arrows at Corrections Reform
Pennsylvania is on the verge of landmark legislation to replace decades of ineffective and expensive corrections policies with reforms that make our communities safer and save taxpayers money. ...
Thu, November 17, 2011
Gas Drilling for PA's Future
Editor's Note: This commentary first appeared in the Allentown Morning Call.
Across Pennsylvania, natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale has benefited not ...
Thu, September 15, 2011
State of Inconvenience
By James Miller and Katrina Currie
Walk into any supermarket in Ohio and you can see shoppers purchasing everything they need for dinner - including the wine to go ...
Tue, August 30, 2011
Preserving Penn's Woods Public-Private Partnerships
Earlier this month, Gov. Tom Corbett suggested the commonwealth consider leasing state park operations and services. Almost immediately and without thoughtful consideration, pundits launched ...
Thu, June 09, 2011
Real Victims of a Severance Tax
Jim VanBlarcom, a busy Bradford County dairy farmer, set a work day aside to come to Harrisburg and tell his story to Gov. Tom Corbett's Marcellus Shale panel. Royalty money from leasing farmland ...
Fri, March 18, 2011
Film Tax Credit: Two Thumbs Down
Katrina Currie Nicholas Fett
Behind the lens of Gov. Tom Corbett's budget, the focus is largely on putting taxpayers first and fostering economic growth. But at a ...
Tue, December 21, 2010
Private Liquor Stores: A Reason for Cheers
As many Pennsylvanians are heading to their local state liquor store to pick up holiday cheer, there are three things they won't be celebrating: Higher costs, less selection and lower quality service ...
Thu, November 18, 2010
Does Professional Licensing Protect Consumers?
After his friend was killed by a drunk driver, Illinois resident Jonathon Schoenakase began to offer bar patrons a free ride home. Although he never charged for this service, Schoenakase did accept ...
Wed, June 23, 2010
Marcellus Shale: A real Stimulus
The Marcellus Shale formation is believed to be the largest unconventional natural gas reservoir in America, and its exploration has been coined a modern-day gold rush. A Penn State study found ...
Wed, May 12, 2010
Green Jobs Destroy Good Jobs
With Pennsylvania's unemployment rate at a 25-year high, Gov. Rendell is pushing "green jobs" at every turn. He has doled out nearly $1 billion to renewable energy projects and wants ...