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State Budget Solution #2: Liquor Privatization

JANUARY 19, 2017 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

As Governor Wolf and legislative leaders seek to redesign state government, ending Prohibition-era liquor laws should be without argument. Solution #2: Liquor Privatization

State Budget Solution #1: Corrections Reform

JANUARY 11, 2017 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

The Commonwealth Foundation has outlined a menu of policy solutions to close the budget deficit without tax increases. Solution #1: Corrections Reform

Pa. Population Drops for First Time in 31 Years

DECEMBER 21, 2016 | News Availability by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Moving out of Pennsylvania

For the first time since 1985, Pennsylvania’s total population declined last year, falling by more than 7,600, according to new data from the Census Bureau.

State Spending to Blame for Low Economic Opportunity in Pa.

DECEMBER 13, 2016 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

When it comes to controlling spending, Pennsylvania ranks a disappointing 30th among states, according to the Economic Freedom of North America 2016 report, released by the Fraser Institute.

New IFO Report Emphasizes Need to Reform Spending

NOVEMBER 16, 2016 | News Availability

Pennsylvania Deficit Watch

Yesterday’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) mid-year report warned Pennsylvania could face a $900 million budget shortfall this year alone. By 2022, this deficit could reach $3 billion per year.

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