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Pennsylvanians Spend Nearly One-Third of Year Paying Taxes

APRIL 22, 2016 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

If you thought Tax Day was April 15, think again. Today, April 22, Pennsylvanians have finally earned enough to pay their 2016 tax bill—a bill that exceeds what they’ll spend on housing, clothing, and food combined.

Pa. Brings Transparency to State Union Contracts

APRIL 14, 2016 | News Availability by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Gov. Tom Wolf today signed into law Senate Bill 644, a historic government transparency reform which empowers the Independent Fiscal Office to estimate government union contracts costs before the contracts are finalized.

Commonwealth Foundation Board Names New President and CEO

APRIL 12, 2016 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

The Commonwealth Foundation Board of Directors has unanimously named Charles Mitchell the organization’s fifth president and CEO, effective July 1, 2016.

Poll: Wolf Approval Plummets, Far Lower Than Corbett or Rendell at Same Point

APRIL 7, 2016 | News Availability by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Following the longest state budget impasse in 60 years, Governor Tom Wolf’s job approval rating is cratering, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. Just 35 percent of voters approve of the job Wolf is doing, while 52 percent disapprove.

Will Wolf 'Walk the Walk' on 'Government That Works'?

APRIL 6, 2016 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Last month, Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his “Government that Works” plan to reform government contracting and increase transparency. Now, the state Legislature has given Wolf a chance to back up these words with action.

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