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Beth Anne Mumford


    Wed, June 21, 2017

    Legislators Fight for Prevailing Wage Reform


    Have you ever discovered that you’ve been paying too much for something and been disappointed that you didn’t find the savings earlier? That’s what happens with almost every government ...

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    Tue, May 23, 2017

    PA Doesn't Need Border Adjustment Tax


    For decades, Pennsylvania has remained in the bottom of state rankings for job growth, income growth and population growth. Indeed, last year, Pennsylvania lost 8,000 residents who sought out more ...

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    Thu, February 02, 2017

    PA Needs More School Choice


    Americans can agree that education is the first step to a brighter future, especially for the poor, but debate has raged for decades on how best to provide that opportunity to our nation's ...

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    Thu, January 19, 2017

    Pork Run Amuck


    The famed free-market economist Milton Friedman left us a remarkable insight when he pointed out the 4 ways to spend money: spending your own money on yourself, spending your own money on someone ...

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    Wed, August 24, 2016

    The Fight for Freedom


    Can those who fight for freedom learn from the tactics of the left? Remember this?

    An enclave of makeshift tents dotted the landscape in Atlanta's Woodruff Park in ...

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    Wed, August 03, 2016

    Paying for Harrisburg's Spending Addiction


    How do you know when politicians have a spending addiction? A sure sign is when they start scrounging for money in ashtrays and Netflix queues.

    The General Assembly recently passed a ...

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    Wed, April 27, 2016

    Earth Day Doom Sayers


    This year, President Obama celebrated Earth Day by pledging three billion of American's hard earned dollars to the Green Climate Fund, an international UN fund to promote green energy around the ...

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    Tue, April 05, 2016

    Obamacare Turns Six


    This month we celebrated an anniversary that no one really wanted.

    It's been six years since President Obama signed into law the signature achievement of his ...

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    Mon, January 04, 2016

    Wolf Employs Alinsky Tactics


    Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it

    If you pay any attention to the tactics of the left, you know this one well. It's one of Saul Alinsky's ...

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    Thu, September 17, 2015

    PA Must Not Accept EPA Rules


    As of September 6, state lawmakers have exactly one year to make one of the most important decisions of their time in office: Will Pennsylvania submit an implementation plan to the Environmental ...

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    Wed, July 22, 2015

    Budget Battle Heats Up


    Things are heating up in Pennsylvania

    As temperatures began to inch toward 100 degrees in mid-July, lawmakers across the state were being bombarded with attacks ...

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    Tue, July 14, 2015

    PA Lags in Fiscal Health


    Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called the states America's "laboratories of democracy," and the Mercatus Center's new state fiscal condition rankings demonstrate that the ...

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    Tue, June 09, 2015

    Time to End Export-Import Bank


    It's time to break the bank in Washington:

    Defenders of Washington's corporate welfare are now working overtime to protect their special favors. One of the biggest ...

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    Mon, May 04, 2015

    An End to Golden Eggs


    The "Marcellus Shale" formation has been a boom for Pennsylvania's otherwise stagnant economy. It currently supports 250,000 Pennsylvania jobs, and wages in affected industries like natural ...

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    Tue, November 25, 2014

    PA Needs a Better Tax Environment


    The non-partisan Tax Foundation recently released its 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index. This annual report assess and appraises each state's competitiveness as affected by the tax structure ...

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    Mon, November 03, 2014

    Philly Teacher Union Needs Reality Check


    While most families, small businesses, and local governments have been tightening their belts to try and make ends meet during these difficult economic times, there always seems to be one sector of ...

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    Thu, October 16, 2014

    Economic Freedom and Our Ruling Class


    When I was a little girl, my dad often told me the only job you start at the top is digging a ditch. But he said, that's the great thing about living in America. You can start anywhere and with ...

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    Wed, October 01, 2014

    Unions Have Lost Their Way


    Across the nation, union membership is rapidly declining as more and more workers conclude that unions have lost their way.

    Once advocates for legitimately ...

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    Thu, September 04, 2014

    Labor Day and Earned Success


    Those of us with full-time jobs we enjoy and an ability to generally pay our bills likely spent Labor Day weekend enjoying hot dogs and a cold drink with family and friends while lamenting the end of ...

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    Fri, August 22, 2014

    Protecting Liberty


    I know a family who came to America in the 70s from Saigon. They tell a riveting story about abandoning their home in the middle of the night with their young children running to the shore and ...

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