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Is PA Economy Strengthening?

(November 8, 2017)--Summary: In the shadow of this year’s budget crisis, the amount of total general fund revenues has quietly surpassed last year’s total both on a calendar and current fiscal year basis. The three largest tax revenue collections, corporate net income, personal income, and ...

Posted on 9 November 2017 Keep Reading...

Pittsburgh Nation's Top Retirement Destination

Who needs balmy weather, white-sand beaches and manicured golf courses?

Give me high-quality health care, a low crime rate and lots of other seniors.

Bankrate.com’s new ranking of the nation’s 50 largest metro areas as ...

Posted on 9 November 2017 Keep Reading...

Birthday of a Blood Bath

A version of this article first appeared at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

This October-November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russiaâ€"the bloody communist state that would produce a political-ideological ...

Posted on 8 November 2017 Keep Reading...

PA Coal Production Slows

Pennsylvania coal production continued to slow down last week when compared to 2016, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly coal production report.

Bituminous coal production was about 930,000 short tons for the week that ended Saturday, and ...

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Improving Economy Means Higher Tax Collections

While there are signs that Pennsylvania’s overall economy might be improving, the critical question is whether it’s growing fast enough to cover some less-than-optimum actions by state government employed to close a series of budget shortfalls, say researchers at the Allegheny Institute for ...

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Voters Approve Property Tax Amendment

HARRISBURG â€" The constitutional amendment that Pennsylvania voters approved Tuesday could eventually lead to reductions in the state's heavy dependence on property taxes, but it is only a tiny step in that direction.

The amendment gives the General Assembly ...

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PA Gerrymandering Case Moves Forward

A panel of federal judges late Tuesday turned down a request by Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state's congressional district map. The ruling, hours after the three judges heard oral arguments in Philadelphia, means the case can proceed to trial next ...

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Remembering Fred Anton

Anyone who is an active conservative in Pennsylvania or even involved in the politics of the Keystone State almost certainly knew Fred Anton.

On November 2, Pennsylvanians were shell-shocked by the news that Anton â€" chairman of the board of the Pennsylvania ...

Posted on 6 November 2017 Keep Reading...

Judge Races Top Ballot

HARRISBURG â€" Pennsylvania voters will reshape the state's appeals courts this week, consider a change to the state constitution and decide races for mayor, district attorney and other local contests.

It's considered an off-year election for the state's 8.4 ...

Posted on 6 November 2017 Keep Reading...

Frederick W. Anton, III 1934-2017

It is with profound sorrow that the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association must announce the death of our patriarch and longtime leader Frederick W. Anton III, Chairman of PMA’s Board of Directors.

“We are heartbroken to share the sad news that our leader, ...

Posted on 3 November 2017 Keep Reading...

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