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Wolf Doubles Down: Highest Spending Increase in 25 Years

FEBRUARY 9, 2016 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Today, Gov. Tom Wolf doubled down on his tax-and-spend agenda, proposing a $3 billion spending increase—a 10 percent bump, the largest in 25 years—requiring broad-based tax increases of $850 per family of four.

Wolf to Pension Commission: 'You're Fired!'

FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | News Availability by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

The latest casualty of Gov. Tom Wolf’s “my way or the highway” approach to governing is the independent agency tasked with evaluating state pension systems and providing cost and benefit analyses. This week, the Wolf administration confirmed plans to eliminate the Public Employee Retirement Commission (PERC).

Myth vs. Fact as Wolf Announces Education Plans

FEBRUARY 2, 2016 | News Availability

The reality is, state taxpayers are already paying enough for public education. The governor and lawmakers must find smarter ways to spend this money, not keep asking for more.

Paycheck Protection Moves Forward in House

JANUARY 26, 2016 | News Availability by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Paycheck protection is one step closer to reality in Pennsylvania after the House State Government Committee voted today to stop the use of public resources to collect political union dues and campaign contributions.

Million-Dollar Attack Ads Funded by Union Dues

JANUARY 21, 2016 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Seeing a political attack ad on TV is nothing new. You probably roll your eyes and change the channel. But what if you learned you unwittingly helped put that ad on the air? Most Pennsylvanians would be shocked—and for good reason.

CF In The News



Union contracts hidden from view

AUGUST 18, 2015 | CF In The News

Wolf property tax plan a sour vintage (letter)

AUGUST 14, 2015 | CF In The News