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The Commonwealth Foundation is Pennsylvania's free-market think tank. The Commonwealth Foundation crafts free-market policies, convinces Pennsylvanians of their benefits, and counters attacks on liberty.
October 1, 2013, HARRISBURG, Pa – Despite a million-dollar misinformation campaign run by the union leaders of the government liquor stores, Pennsylvanians continue to express wide support for allowing private stores to sell wine and liquor in Pennsylvania.
September 19th, 2013 – Today, teachers from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh have come together to voice their opposition to unfair teachers’ union practices, including automatically taking money from teachers’ paychecks, whether they are union members or not – and it is all done at taxpayers’ expense.
Unfortunately, we cannot also support the governor’s “Healthy PA” initiative that would create a new taxpayer-subsidized program for hundreds of thousands of new participants in the unproven and flawed Affordable Care Act health insurance “exchange.” This plan would neither serve our neediest citizens better in the short term nor will it reduce taxpayers’ costs in the long run.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced “record revenue and net income” during fiscal year 2012-2013, touting contributions to the state General Fund of $512 million. The problem is they’re only telling half the story.
Matthew J. Brouillette, president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation, issued a response to Sen. McIlhinney’s liquor reform proposal.
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Four years ago, Pittsburgh School District, the second-largest in Pennsylvania, embarked on an innovative effort to evaluate teachers. Administrators and the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT) collaborated to create a new, more detailed system that would inform parents and teachers about how well ...