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Saccone: No Severance Tax

There is a renewed effort by "tax-everything" proponents and their ilk to offer an extraction tax on the Marcellus Shale gas industry as a panacea to the budget shortfall we are experiencing in Pennsylvania.

Fortunately for the economic future of ...

Posted on 25 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Why Republicans Should Not Raise Taxes

With the state budget over a billion dollars out of balance and elections approaching the pressure is on the governing Republican majority in Harrisburg to raise taxes. They should not. To do so would be bad public policy, bad politics, and an abandonment of promise and principle.

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Posted on 24 June 2014 Keep Reading...

The Political Science Behind Global Warming

Is the Law of Gravity settled science? One might think so, but, annually, significant investments of scientific resources are made to discover anti-gravity.

In particle physics, quark modeling has been a contentious topic.
Mathematicians still dispute ...

Posted on 24 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Give Teachers Freedom to Choose

Helping a student work through a math problem and seeing the process finally click for the first time is an incredible adrenaline rush. It's why I do my job. I've taught math, social studies, and special education in Lawrence County's Ellwood City School District for five years now.

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Posted on 24 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Tragedy to End All Tragedies

The Great War (sometimes in America it was termed the European War) was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, 100 years ago this week, on June 28, 1914. The war was a continuation of the fragile balancing of the European powers, when the closely related noble ...

Posted on 24 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Kasich: Nobody's Guy

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- John Kasich sits, legs crossed and arms waving expressively, at the table where Abraham Lincoln sat with another Ohio governor and received a telegram informing him that certified election results made him president-elect of the United States.

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Posted on 23 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Behind the Headlines Program Schedule

Behind the Headlines
Now airing on all Comcast Systems in Pennsylvania
For the week of June 23 and 30, 2014


Budget Time!
Paycheck Protection and Pensions

It is budget crunch time in Harrisburg and focusing on some of the big issues to be ...

Posted on 23 June 2014 Keep Reading...

Paycheck Protection Bill Advances in State House

For Immediate Release
Commonwealth Foundation
Contact: Cindy Hamill
(856) 607-4208

Lawmakers Move to Empower Teachers, Public Employees with Paycheck Protection
PA Teachers Urge Bill's Passage in New Ad Campaign

June ...

Posted on 23 June 2014 Keep Reading...

State Budget Facing More Troubles

(June 23, 2014)--The last few months have seen warnings about a revenue shortfall in the current budget year that ends June 30 as well as a forecast $1.4 billion deficit for fiscal year 2014-15. Revenue has fallen short of the budgeted projections as a result of weaker than expected collections in ...

Posted on 23 June 2014 Keep Reading...

PA Family Update

Family Update - Thursday, June 19, 2014
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When Non-Discrimination Laws Discriminate
Same-sex marriage is not enough. Some lawmakers continue to try to expand Pennsylvania's non-discrimination laws to groups far afield ...

Posted on 19 June 2014 Keep Reading...

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