Wed, August 20, 2014
Falling Through Obamacare Cracks
by Elizabeth Stelle and John R. Bouder
Mark Ferkler is a Delaware County resident in his mid-thirties. He's healthy, gainfully employed, and now, thanks to ...
Thu, July 24, 2014
Taxing Business Won't Save Students
SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington County, is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to Marcellus Shale development. Today, SunnySide employs 15 workers;up from five in 2008;and ...
Mon, January 06, 2014
The True Cost of Minimum Wage
Thu, September 05, 2013
Workers Lose Under Obamacare
Imagine one Monday your boss tells you the company is cutting your hours so they don't have to give you health insurance. This bad news is compounded when you start shopping for insurance and ...
Thu, January 03, 2013
Averting the 'Lottery Cliff'
From the greatest generation to the latest generation, Pennsylvania's seniors have worked a lifetime to build this great commonwealth through hard work and sacrifice, but are now being told the only ...
Tue, August 21, 2012
Fix Welfare to Protect Poor, Save Taxpayers
by Elizabeth Stelle and Jay Ostrich
Despite prevalent evidence showing the current welfare system does irreparable harm by trapping families and children in a ...
Wed, April 04, 2012
Education Spending: The Rest of the Story
Since Gov. Corbett's budget proposal, those who profit from Pennsylvania's $26 billion a year public school system have been gnashing teeth over what they claim is an "underfunding" of the ...
Tue, January 24, 2012
Welfare Reforms Protect Poor, Taxpayers
Regardless of where you stand on taxpayer-funded entitlements, few Americans argue against the maintenance of temporary safety nets or modifications aimed at ending welfare fraud, waste and ...
Wed, September 21, 2011
Public-Private Parking Prevents Tax Hikes
Facing immense fiscal and political pressures, many local governments are looking for ways to fund services without raising taxes. But officials need not curb their enthusiasm for fiscal ...
Wed, April 06, 2011
Scholars Aren't Made from Dollars
Pop Quiz: If throwing more money at a problem solves it, why hasn't doubling taxpayer spending on education over 15 years, to $26 billion per year, given us better schools and results?
Thu, March 03, 2011
Spending Transparency Coming to PA?
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light," said Plato more than 2,300 years ago. He'd certainly find tragic ...
Wed, October 20, 2010
Harrisburg's Woes: Coming to a City Near You
Gov. Rendell's recent state bailout of the city of Harrisburg has brought attention to the capital city's fiscal mismanagement. With millions in debt payments and an enormous pension obligation, ...
Tue, August 31, 2010
Traditional Energy Fuels PA Economy
Pennsylvania has always been a leading provider of America's energy. From timber and coal to the nation's first commercial oil well, and now the Marcellus Shale boom, traditional energy is vital to ...