JUNE 18, 2013
This afternoon, Sen. Chuck McIlhinney introduced his liquor "reform" plan which falls short in delivering the convenience, selection, and pricing that Pennsylvanians demand. His proposal, which keeps the state-owned and operated liquor stores as well as the government-run wholesale monopoly of wine and spirits cannot be considered privatization.
With the government continuing as the wholesale middleman consumers will not see greater selection or lower prices in wine and spirits.With the government continuing as the wholesale middleman—in charge of supplying all wine and spirits to retail outlets—consumers will not see greater selection or lower prices in wine and spirits - See more at: http://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/policyblog/detail/senate-liquor-reform-falls-short#sthash.5T0e5EXS.dpuf
JUNE 14, 2013
A recent report released by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute estimates Philadelphia School District (SDP) pension payments will total $349 million by 2020, which is a 378% increase from what the state and school district had to pay in 2011.
Eliminate the Government Middleman
A new poll shows that Pennsylvania voters want to end the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s monopoly over the wholesale distribution of wine and spirits. Privatizing retail alcohol sales without wholesale privatization was overwhelmingly considered insufficient.
The Case for Corbett's Tax Reform
Pennsylvania’s small business owners face a daunting challenge: How can you invest and expand your business while paying the second highest corporate tax rate in the country? The good news is that Gov. Corbett has proposed tax reform to alleviate some of this burden and make PA more competitive.
Charter School Rescues Students, Community
What does a neighborhood do when its surrounding school districts are underperforming, or violent and failing? Many students find refuge in a different type of public school—a testament to the power of school choice.