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Does PA Face Economic Doom Loop?

Today, public sector unions number four of the six biggest contributors to national political campaigns, and they exert the same or, in some cases, even more influence in some states, including in Pennsylvania.

Having acquired influence by effectively bribing the ...

Posted on 11 April 2016 Keep Reading...

Say 'Thank You' to Your Township Supervisors

You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring.

They're your township supervisors and staff, and while you may not know them personally, these public servants show up each and ...

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How the World Works

Perhaps not to Millennials, but the economic performance is undeniable. What works best in delivering the goods is capitalism.
What's unsurpassed in improving the human condition for the greatest number of people, both economically and politically, concurrently in terms of material well-being ...

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Crash and Burn

There is an old Irish proverb that holds "There's nothing so bad it couldn't be worse." That applies to Governor Tom Wolf's job approval rating with the owners and chief executive officers of businesses throughout Penn's Woods. It has now dropped to the lowest point ever recorded by a ...

Posted on 7 April 2016 Keep Reading...

Our Imperial Governor Strikes Again

Included in the 2014-2015 budget was $200 million in additional funding for schools. The budget also included language that required "enabling" legislation to spell out how the new funds would be distributed. That enabling legislation was the "Fiscal Code", which the governor ...

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Crash and Burn

There is an old Irish proverb that holds "There's nothing so bad it couldn't be worse." That applies to Governor Tom Wolf's job approval rating with the owners and chief executive officers of businesses throughout Penn's Woods. It has now dropped to the lowest point ever recorded by a ...

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More Successful Assessment Appeals

More Successful Assessment Appeals by Taxing Bodies in 2015

(April 7, 2016)--Last year, 7,796 appeals were heard in Allegheny County involving over $2 billion in residential and non-residential properties. In terms of property classification, 6,935 (close to 90% of the appeals) were on ...

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A Look at the PA Budget Mess

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has finally announced that he will allow the budget passed by the legislature for the 2015-16 fiscal year to become law. It is now time for the legislature to consider the 2016-17 budget proposal, since the legislature must decide on that budget by June 30. ...

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What Sports Can Teach Us About Race

By all accounts, Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono is white.

And Kris Jenkins, who made the most clutch, buzzer-beating shot in NCAA Tournament Championship history, is black.

But when Arch made the perfect pass to Jenkins with just a ...

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Fred Anton: Stay Focused on PA Elections

Fred Anton opened the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference (PLC) in Harrisburg this past weekend with a word of caution: with the presidential election dominating the headlines, don't lose focus on Senator Pat Toomey's re-election and the elections of the down ticket Republicans.
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