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Tax Hike Alternatives Could Spare Pennsylvanians’ Pocketbooks

MAY 24, 2016 | News Availability by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

As Gov. Wolf pushes for a multi-billion tax increase, the Taxpayers’ Caucus identified $3 billion the state can realize through reducing waste, growing non-tax revenue, and implementing accountability measures for existing programs

Jane Leader Janeczek Elected Commonwealth Foundation Board Chair

MAY 24, 2016 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

The Commonwealth Foundation Board of Directors has unanimously elected Jane Leader Janeczek as Board Chair, effective July 1, 2016. Janeczek, who joined the Board in 2012, is an executive with Country Meadows Retirement Communities, a company founded by her late parents, former Governor and First Lady George and Mary Jane Leader.

Wolf Sacrifices Great Teachers for Union Approval

MAY 18, 2016 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Gov. Tom Wolf today chose to side with teachers’ union leaders over high-performing teachers by vetoing the Protecting Excellent Teachers Act (HB 805). The bill, championed by Rep. Stephen Bloom, would have ensured that during furloughs, teachers are retained based on performance rather than on the number of years they have been teaching.

House Committee Votes to Protect Religious Objectors to Unionism

MAY 17, 2016 | News Availability by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Most Pennsylvanians take for granted the right to donate to charities they believe in. But religious objectors to government union membership have found union leaders can control even their giving.

Growing Chorus says "Last-in, First-out" Must Go

MAY 12, 2016 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Thousands of teachers go above and beyond mere job descriptions because they see teaching not simply as a profession but as a calling. If Governor Wolf carries through on his threat to veto a bill protecting these teachers, their jobs could be at risk.

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