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Memorial Day Heroes Didn't Fight for Nanny State

"I'm the 'enemy' because I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech, freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy who would sit in a greasy restaurant and wonder, 'Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?' I want ...

Posted on 26 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Selective Diversity

President Obama'sNational Security Adviser Susan Rice stated in her May 11th
CommencementAddress at Florida International University that there are too many
white malesin top jobs in America's national security agencies, particularly Ivy
Leaguewhite males who attended classes in those ...

Posted on 25 May 2016 Keep Reading...

PA Steel Industry Faces Challenges

Pennsylvania has a robust steel industry history, as we truly were and should again be the steel capital of the entire world. Steel from our commonwealth has built some of the most notable landmarks in our modern history from the locks of the Panama Canal, to the beams of the George Washington ...

Posted on 25 May 2016 Keep Reading...

NFIB Applauds Effort to Curb Costs

NFIB Applauds Taxpayers' Caucus Effort to Curb Costs and Spur Expansion
Reducing regulatory burden and simplifying taxes will lead to a better PA economy

HARRISBURG, PA. (May 24, 2016) — The National Federation of Independent Business
(NFIB) ...

Posted on 25 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Commonwealth Foundation Names New Board Chair

Jane Leader Janeczek Elected Commonwealth Foundation Board Chair
Daughter of Former Governor Brings Passion for Reform to New Role


May 24, 2016, HARRISBURG, Pa.–The Commonwealth Foundation Board of Directors has
unanimously elected Jane Leader ...

Posted on 25 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Tax Hike Alternatives Could Spare Taxpayers

Tax Hike Alternatives Could Spare Pennsylvanians' Pocketbooks
Taxpayers' Caucus Report Unveils Billions in Savings

May 24, 2016, HARRISBURG, Pa.–As Gov. Wolf pushes for a multi-billion tax increase, the Taxpayers' Caucus today unveiled a plan to save ...

Posted on 25 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Obama Legacy is Written

Prior to the 2014 midterm election, President Barack Obama issued a
fundraising appeal which branded Republicans as the party of billionaires: "If the Republicans win, we know who they'll be fighting for. Once again, the interests of billionaires will come before the needs of the middle ...

Posted on 23 May 2016 Keep Reading...

A Jobs Tale of Two PA Cities

To say that the employment picture between 2001 and 2015 has been interesting and volatile would be a woeful understatement. Nonetheless it is true whether one is referring to jobs growth in the state, nation, or the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh metropolitan statistical areas.

U.S. ...

Posted on 19 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Wrong Formula for Pension Reform

There are times when we can almost repost an old blog verbatim, and this is one of those times. On May 17th, the House State Government Committee voted HB 1499 out of committee to the floor of the House; this is the third iteration of bad pension legislation.

As ...

Posted on 19 May 2016 Keep Reading...

Lawmakers Respond to Obama Bathroom Decree

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and 96 other state lawmakers sent the following letter to President Barrack Obama in response to his administration's recent letter threatening to pull federal funding and seek legal action ...

Posted on 19 May 2016 Keep Reading...

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