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

School Funding Reform & Weighted Student Funding

Testimony of Nathan Benefield, Vice President of Policy Analysis, and James Paul, Senior Policy Analyst

DECEMBER 4, 2014 | Testimony by NATHAN BENEFIELD, JAMES PAUL






Recent Blog Posts

Mary's Law: Protecting Teachers and Taxpayers

DECEMBER 12, 2014


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A Real Conflict of Interest

NOVEMBER 21, 2014


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Why we Need Paycheck Protection Now

NOVEMBER 19, 2014


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