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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...

To Understand Police Shootings, Look for Motive

It was former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who once famously said, "…never let a serious crisis go to waste." Many people don't know that he was actually parroting a phrase from radical leftist Saul Alinsky. It's about as cynical a phrase as any social or political scientist ...

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...

2016 Republican Delegate ~Alternate Delegate Survey

Response Summary

Total Started Survey: 73
Total Finished Survey: 73 (100.0%)

Section I: FEDERAL LEVEL ISSUE QUESTIONS

1. With ONE being the LEAST important and FIVE being the MOST important; ...

Posted on 16 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Supreme Court, Terrorism Top Concerns

Pennsylvania's delegation to the 2016 Republican National Convention rated U.S. Supreme Court nominations, terrorism and protecting constitutional rights as the most important issues facing the nation while viewing the GOP-controlled congress as having failed to effectively counter the policies of ...

Posted on 15 July 2016 Keep Reading...

PA Tax Hikes Get Green Light

State Budget Balanced with Higher Taxes
The irresponsible budget passed by the General Assembly became law without the Governor's signature early Tuesday morning. Because spending exceeds revenue projections, the budget was not balanced. Pennsylvania's constitution requires a balanced ...

Posted on 14 July 2016 Keep Reading...

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