Nathan A. Benefield

Nathan A. Benefield is Vice President of Policy Analysis for the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives.

Nate has researched and written on public policy issues including taxes, government spending, education reform, transportation funding, health care policy, and economic development. Nate's work has been featured in the Philadelphia InquirerPittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Tribune-ReviewPatriot News, and Allentown Morning Call amongst others.  Nate frequently provides testimony to the Pennsylvania House and Senate and often lends his policy expertise to WHP 580 and KDKA radio.

Nate graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in political science and economics, and also earned a masters degree in public service management from DePaul.

Recent Research

Misconceptions Cloud School Funding Debate

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 | Commentary by NATHAN BENEFIELD

Recent Blog Posts

AP Story Errs on Wolf Spending Plan

OCTOBER 28, 2014

posted by NATHAN BENEFIELD | 01:24 PM | Comments

York Schools Can Send a Lifeline to Kids

OCTOBER 15, 2014

posted by NATHAN BENEFIELD | 11:30 AM | Comments

How Much are Pension Costs Affecting Schools?

OCTOBER 7, 2014

posted by NATHAN BENEFIELD | 09:40 AM | Comments

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