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For the weeks of May 16 and 23, 2016

Pennsylvania's primary process, voting process, and the ...

Posted on 16 May 2016 Keep Reading...

'Calling' for Meaning in Our Work

The first job I ever wanted was to be a "garbage man," as that is what I called it at age five. I would run out to the curb each week when the garbage truck came. The garbage man would greet me with a big smile and say, "How are you, Jimmy?" It was exceedingly apparent that this ...

Posted on 16 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Misplaced Blame - Municipal Bankruptcy

Municipal and school taxes are increasing at an alarming rate. Community leaders and school district boards are feeling the heat from an angry and disaffected taxpayer and homeowner.

However, claims made against municipal and school budgets are most often ...

Posted on 16 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Trump is the Anti-Reagan

For months now I have avoided writing this. I dreaded the process and hoped it wouldn't be necessary. But alas, events and the pleas of others have compelled me. Three emails in the span of about 30 minutes last Tuesday sealed the deal. "Recently, in discussions with Trump supporters, I have ...

Posted on 13 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Will Donald be Hillary's Trump Card?

In 2012, rank-and-file Republicans told party leaders, "Anyone but Romney." Yet, to no one's surprise, the hierarchy coronated Mitt Romney anyway, punting an election that should have been a slam-dunk.

The silver lining for 2016 was that, after four more ...

Posted on 13 May 2016 Keep Reading...

The GOP's Real Dilemma

What has happened to the GOP — and what should be done about it?

Clearly the party is on the precipice of a disaster. But it's a precipice familiar in the history of American political parties. What is happening to Republicans is not pleasant, but it is not unique. At least four times ...

Posted on 13 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Will Wolf Side With Bad Teachers?

Pennsylvania is one of only six states to use teacher seniority as the only factor considered when making layoff decisions. On May 9th, the Senate passed HB 805 to correct this problem.

Commonly referred to as "last in, first out" or "LIFO". A ...

Posted on 12 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Growing Chorus for Seniority Reform

May 12, 2016, HARRISBURG, Pa.–Thousands of Pennsylvania teachers put in extra hours, study the latest education research, and work tirelessly to change the lives of students across the state. These teachers go above and beyond mere job descriptions because they see teaching not simply as a ...

Posted on 12 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Bringing Fiscal Discipline to Pittsburgh

The Mayor Offers a Good Idea: Some Suggested Improvements

(May 12, 2016)--From the Office of the Mayor of Pittsburgh comes a proposed ordinance that aims to bring greater fiscal discipline to initiatives proposed by City officials. Following the lead of an Act 47 recommendation (drawn from ...

Posted on 12 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Senate Dem's Tax Plan Assault on Small Business

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CONTACT: Suzanne Collins Stoltenberg, NFIB/PA Communications Director 717-232-8582 suzanne.stoltenberg@nfib.org

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats' Tax Plan an Assault on Small Business
Could hinder job growth, stunt hiring and hurt the middle ...

Posted on 11 May 2016 Keep Reading...

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