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Senate Committee Advances Pension Overhaul

State Senate Committee Advances Critical Pension Overhaul
Reform Would Free Workers from Sinking System ~Manage Taxpayer Risk

May 24, 2017, Harrisburg, Pa.–Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee approved SB 1, a critical overhaul of Pennsylvania's ...

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Pittsburgh Loses Court Cases

(May 24, 2017)--Summary: On May 17th, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the December 2015 Allegheny County Common Pleas Court ruling that the City of Pittsburgh did not have the authority to impose a paid sick leave requirement on businesses in the City. Of the seven judges hearing ...

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House Considers Charter School Reform

Over the past few weeks I have read many articles and emails that contain falsehoods regarding my comprehensive charter reform legislation (HB97) that passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support in April.

Charter education in Pennsylvania is nearly ...

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Transgender Student Blurs Lines at All-Girls School

So there I was, minding my own business, when I overheard a conversation between an eighth-grade boy and his mother's friend about what high schools the boy was considering.

Maybe Malvern, St. Joe's Prep, and Devon, he answered. But he hedged, stating that he also ...

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PA GOP Gets a 'Do Over'

In politics it is rare that you get a "do over," but that opportunity is being handed to the state GOP by Democrats who just can't seem to shake the patina of corruption that continues to plague the party.

Before examining the growing scandal surrounding ...

Posted on 23 May 2017 Keep Reading...

PA Doesn't Need Border Adjustment Tax

For decades, Pennsylvania has remained in the bottom of state rankings for job growth, income growth and population growth. Indeed, last year, Pennsylvania lost 8,000 residents who sought out more opportunity in other states with a better tax environment. Adding a giant new consumer tax on the ...

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PA Pro-Life Federation News

ONLINE NEWS
May 22, 2017

Growing Up in the Shadow of Roe

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director
gallagher@paprolife.org

I watched the movie "Jackie" the other week because I ...

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Behind the Headlines Program Schedule

Behind the Headlines
Presented by the Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy

For the weeks of May 22, 29 and June 5, 2017

A discussion of Pennsylvania's great working-class colleges with Mark Price and Marc Stier. Then, ...

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Two Presidents, Two Popes

Editor's note: This article first appeared at Stream.org.

Thirty-five years ago, on June 7, 1982, Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II met for the first time at the Vatican. The two were of one mind and one mission.

It had been a ...

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Is Your School District Hoarding Cash?

220 Districts Hold Questionable Reserves While Statewide Stash Soars to $4.4 Billion

May 23, 2017, Harrisburg, Pa.–When does a school district's "rainy day" fund start raising eyebrows? New information from the state Department of Education shows ...

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