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Wolf Administration Demonizes Pension Reform

The Wolf administration promptly demagogued and misrepresented the Senate's pension reforms. First, the Governor's Chief of Staff, Kathleen McGinty, offered some criticisms primarily based on half-truths. Next, the Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack, accused the GOP of fighting a "war on public ...

Posted on 21 May 2015 Keep Reading...

NFIB Responds to Wolf on Budget

The National Federation of Independent Business just sent the letter pasted below to Governor Tom Wolf. It is in response to the letter NFIB received from Governor Wolf yesterday.May 19, 2015.

The Honorable Tom Wolf
Governor
Commonwealth of ...

Posted on 20 May 2015 Keep Reading...

In Memorium: Dr. John M. Templeton

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

It is with great sadness that we announce that John M. Templeton, Jr., M.D., president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation, passed away Saturday, May 16, at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Dr. Templeton was 75 years old ...

Posted on 20 May 2015 Keep Reading...

Federal Dysfunction

"The likelihood of lawsbeing enforced is slim," said Democrat Commissioner Ann M. Ravel, chairwoman ofthe Federal Election Commission, in a recent New York Times interview regardingmoney being raised and spent in the 2016 presidential election – which isprojected to generate a ...

Posted on 20 May 2015 Keep Reading...

Pittsburgh Job Counts Revised

For the second year in a row the Department of Labor
and Industry has made downward benchmark revisions to the
establishment payroll employment data for the Pittsburgh region,
altering the jobs picture as portrayed in the numbers originally
released the prior year.

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Posted on 20 May 2015 Keep Reading...

Liberal Double Standards

Liberals insist that conservatives hate women and minorities.

Perhaps there's proof of their allegations:

On a May 11 national television show, a panelist said, "I don't think we
would be taking her seriously at all if ...

Posted on 20 May 2015 Keep Reading...

Needed: Leaders With Moral Compass

Sometimes the view of American society through the prism of social media and cable news is incredibly disheartening.

We shrug off – or, worse, defend – cheaters in professional sports; we not only accept but often praise awful jobs reports; our ...

Posted on 18 May 2015 Keep Reading...

Toomey at the Gate

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) is running for his first reelection since his victory in 2010 probably against Joe Sestak (D). It's bound to be one of the most interesting U.S. Senate races of 2016.

And one of the priciest. Total spending is likely to top the $50 million ...

Posted on 18 May 2015 Keep Reading...

Senate Pension Plan Step in Right Direction

Yesterday the Senate passed, by an overwhelming margin, much needed changes to government employee retirement benefits. One Republican, Senator Stewart Greenleaf, joined all Democrats in voting against the measure.

Senate Pension Plan a Step in the Right Direction

Senate Bill 1 ...

Posted on 14 May 2015 Keep Reading...

Wilkinsburg: Poster Child for Failure of PA Education System

(May 13, 2015)--Last November the superintendent of the Wilkinsburg School District was complaining that poor education performance was closely tied to a lack of resources (see Policy Brief, Volume 14, Number 56). This argument has been made by so many defenders of poorly performing school ...

Posted on 13 May 2015 Keep Reading...

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