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Katrina Currie


    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. ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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