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Study: Wolf Budget Will Stifle Job Creation

For Immediate Release
Commonwealth Foundation
Contact: Cindy Hamill (856) 607-4208

Study: 30,000 Jobs That Won't Pay Under Wolf's Budget
Job-Seekers Better Off If Wolf Did Nothing

May 4, 2015, HARRISBURG, Pa.–In ...

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The Church of Global Warming

One needn't be a world-class intellect to spot holes in global warming theory, so it's baffling that many otherwise-functioning adults of average intellect cannot, or, more likely, won't.

Many intelligent people acknowledge that climate changes, but remain ...

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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 gas extraction are nearly double our state's industrial average. These higher wages have poured ...

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Baltimore's Tough Streets

Petula Dvorak, a Washington Post columnist, writes that she went to Baltimore to get a firsthand look at how the poorest of the poor live. In short order, she got robbed and knocked around.

Dvorak's column begins with her tapping notes into her phone as "waves and waves of angry teens ...

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Socialization as a Religions Phenomenon

Every home schooling parent has been asked the S-Question: "What about socialization?" The implications (real or imagined) of the question are less than flattering:

Students who attend schools outside the home are socialized better because they spend ...

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PA Family Voter Guide On-Line Now

Pennsylvania's primary election is coming up Tuesday, May 19th and before you vote there are three things we encourage you to do: Please read our guide, then share our guide and above all pray.
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First, please read ...

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Deflation Mania

If there is one conclusion that can be made from the past 7 years of economic turmoil it is this: Economists are not nearly as expert as they think. Economists, just like everyone else, are subject to fads and mania and root themselves in their own comfortable conventional wisdom.

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Business Climate Optimism Evaporates

After nudging into positive territory last October for the first time since 2004, the outlook of Pennsylvania business owners and Chief Executive Officers has turned sharply negative in the wake of Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposals. Every component of the governor's proposed budget ...

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Kane: Part of a Bigger Problem

Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general, is having some bad days. A year ago she was the toast of state politics, in 2012 becoming the first women and first Democrat to win the office. These days she looks more like toast herself as she struggles to hold on to that office.

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PA Business Climate Optimism Evaporates

Wolf Budget Proposals Deeply Unpopular Among Business Owners/CEOs

After nudging into positive territory last October for the first time since 2004, the outlook of Pennsylvania business owners and Chief Executive Officers has turned sharply negative in the wake of ...

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