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2016 Democratic Delegate Alternate Delegate Survey

RESPONDENTS: 44 of 44

Section I: FEDERAL LEVEL ISSUE QUESTIONS

1. With ONE being the LEAST important and FIVE being the MOST important; we would like to know how you rate the importance of the following ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Everyone Wins in State Budget, Except Taxpayers

All of the Harrisburg power players got what they wanted out of the state budget, leaving Pennsylvania taxpayers with the bill. The public sector unions got to keep their unrivaled, unsustainable retirement benefits. Governor Tom Wolf got more money for public K-12 education, in excess of the ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

America the Surreal

When the surreal becomes the norm, then what is surreal?

The rhetorical question of surreal versus normal behavior is playing itself out throughout our nation. When a society's boundaries of acceptable behavior become so distorted then the very fabric of society ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Income Inequality Top Democratic Delegate Concern

Pennsylvania's delegation to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia rate income inequality as the most important issue facing the nation. They also are concerned over who will be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Development of alternate energy resources along ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Harrisburg Has to Change

Harrisburg has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. How many times have I made that statement in the last two years? I could probably do some back-of-the-napkin math to calculate an estimate, but let's just say too many. Regardless, I will continue saying it until something changes with how ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Big Government Killing Philly

DNC in Philly: Top 5 Ways Big-Government Policies Are Killing the Host City
Philadelphians Suffering, Fleeing Due to Policies that Hurt Economic Growth

July 21, 2016, Philadelphia, Pa.–As all eyes turn to Philadelphia next week for the Democratic National ...

Posted on 22 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Loss for 'Ghost Teachers,' Win for Taxpayers

As we have previously noted, it is fairly common and legal in Pennsylvania for teachers to engage in union activity while continuing to collect their teaching salary. The practice, officially known as "release time", is written into union contracts all over the commonwealth. In addition ...

Posted on 21 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Why is RAD Still Funding PAT?

(July 19, 2016)--The Port Authority's (PAT) fiscal year ended June 30th. The same day, the four year contract between PAT and its largest union also ended. That contract began July 1, 2012.

Think back four years: at the time, the Governor came up with $30 million in additional state aid in ...

Posted on 19 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Analysis Finds No Racial Bias in Lethal Force

The article by Times' editors Quoctrung Bui and Amanda Cox summarizes a new study by Harvard economics professor Roland G. Fryer Jr. that focuses on how blacks are treated in the hands of law enforcement.

Blacks "are more likely to be touched, handcuffed, pushed to the ground or ...

Posted on 18 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Rafferty Pledges Transparency in AG's Office

American Tort Reform Association

1101 Connecticut Ave, NW ■ Suite 400 ■ Washington, DC 20036

(202) 682-1163 ■ Fax: (202) 682-1022 ■ www.atra.org

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Posted on 18 July 2016 Keep Reading...

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