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Cost 'Savings' Didn't Lower Expenditures

(February 9, 2017)--Summary: Major cost cutting should translate into lower taxes or at least remove the need for an increase. That has not happened with the Governor's "savings initiatives" that are supposed to produce saving of $2.1 billion. Those costs savings, representing 7 percent ...

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Wolf Budget Wrong RX for PA

It was contrarian economist Murray Rothbard who famously quipped that while deficits always are pernicious, "curing them by raising taxes is equivalent to curing an illness by shooting the patient."

And while Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf insisted in his ...

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PA Senate Passes Paycheck Protection

Today, the Senate took a stand to protect the integrity of public dollars, give union members a greater voice in how their money is spent, and restore fairness to the political process by passing paycheck protection legislation!

SB 166, sponsored by Sen. John ...

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Judge Who Halted Trump Travel Ban Made Wrong Call

Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge James L. Robart issued a temporary restraining order, requested by the states of Washington and Minnesota, blocking President Donald Trump's executive order banning foreign nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entry into the ...

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Sluggish Economy Creates State Budget Problem

(February 7, 2017)--Summary: Three months ago (see Policy Brief Vol. 16, No. 47) we called attention to the slowdown in statewide employment since March of 2016. Data since indicates the slowdown has not been reversed. Recently released private sector employment figures for December 2016 continued ...

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Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

Last week President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., as his predecessors have consistently done since 1953. Called the Presidential Prayer Breakfast until 1970, the event routinely attracts 3,000 or more people to pray for the country and world and hear ...

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PLC Panel Topics Announced

(Harrisburg, PA) — The 2017 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will feature four interactive panel presentations including: Draining the Susquehanna Swamp moderated by Brittney Parker of the State Policy Network, Policies That Work moderated by Charles Mitchell of the Commonwealth Foundation; ...

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Survey Shows: Growing Threat to Campus Free Speech

First National Survey of 'Bias Response Teams' Reveals Growing Threat to Campus Free Speech

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7, 2017–Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) released the first-ever nationwide survey of college "Bias Response ...

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Window Dressing?

At first glance they would appear to be singing off of the same song sheet. The most liberal governor in America says we have to "live within our means." The most conservative state legislature in recent memory wants to "reinvent and restructure" the way Pennsylvania develops ...

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Wolf Offers Limited Structural Reforms

Wolf Pivots on Massive Tax Hikes, Offers Limited Structural Reforms
Budget Includes Belt-Tightening But Relies on $1 Billion in New Taxes

February 7, 2017, Harrisburg, Pa.–Pivoting from the past two years, Governor Tom Wolf today proposed a state budget ...

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