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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 ...

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GOP-Controlled Legislature Sends Tax Hikes to Governor

Legislature Sends $600 Million Tax Increase to Gov. Wolf
Pennsylvanians to Pay More for Cigarettes, eBooks, Apps, Streaming Video

July 13, 2016, HARRISBURG, Pa.–Hoping to balance the unconstitutional, unbalanced state budget that Gov. Wolf allowed to ...

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Shale Gas Fee Collections Drop Sharply

Marcellus Shale(July 13, 2016)--Act 13 of 2012 imposed an impact fee on any company drilling an unconventional well into the state's shale formations. The Act set up a graduated fee schedule based on the age of the well and the market price of natural gas (see Policy Brief, Volume 12, Number 11). ...

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PA Enters Day One of Illegal Budget


Gov. Wolf Abdicates Constitutional Responsibility to Correct Legislature's Error

July 12, 2016, HARRISBURG, Pa.–Today is uncharted territory for Pennsylvania. Despite multiple balanced budget mandates in the state constitution and state law, Gov. Wolf ...

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Will Wolf Budget Action Violate Law?

Will Wolf-Enacted Budget Violate Law?
Law Requires Gov. to Veto Spending Above Official Revenue Estimates

July 11, 2016, HARRISBURG, Pa.–Governor Tom Wolf yesterday announced he would allow the $31.6 billion budget–which the Legislature sent him ...

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Fixing America

Once again America is grieving. The deaths of five Dallas police officers; and two young men who died elsewhere having been shot by police, have rocked the nation. Set aside for a moment the politics and circumstances of these events and reflect on the fact that as a result today there are ...

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EPA Twists Rules Into a Pretzel

Good news! The bureaucrats at the EPA can predict the weather for years to come! How do we know this? In a recent rule regulating methane emissions by the natural gas industry the EPA claims the reduced emissions will result in $690 million in savings in the year 2025 from reducing the impacts ...

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Supreme Court's Texas Abortion Ruling

Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt was recently decided 5-3 by the U.S. Supreme Court. It struck down the Texas legislature's regulations requiring abortion clinics to meet the same standards as any other Texas ambulatory surgical center and to have their physicians obtain admitting privileges at ...

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Populist Insurgency

Around the world, voices cry out: Power To The People" blared the cover page of the New York Post, spotlighting Britain's historic vote to split from the European Union, an unprecedented and precisely targeted strike against Europe's political and economic elite.

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Posted on 8 July 2016 Keep Reading...

Dems Take Street Theatre to the House

Politicians tend to pay the most attention to issues that command public fascination. And the public's attention is most easily commanded when the public is given someone to hate… The NRA is [that someone] for the gun-control gang, even though the people who do…the shootings [here] are ...

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