• JUNE 29, 2015

    Why a Severance Tax is a Bad Idea

    As lawmakers work on passing a state budget, one of Gov. Wolf's top priorities—a severance tax on the natural gas industry—is being hotly debated. Here are six reasons why a natural gas severance tax is a bad idea:

  • JUNE 25, 2015

    An Update on Union Contracts

    It is now 65 days (more than 9 weeks) since the first report of a proposed agreement, 37 days (more than 5 weeks) since the announcement of AFSCME and UFCW contract ratification, and 16 days since the SEIU announcement. Yet, taxpayers and legislators still don’t have access to the details.

Who Killed Harrisburg?

A Local-Only Teachers Union?

Connecting the Poor with Work is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

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Which would you prefer: a budget with no tax hikes or the largest tax hike in state history?