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Wolf Vetoes Liquor Independence

JULY 2, 2015 | News Availability by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Just as Pennsylvanians prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence, Wolf opted to keep consumers bound by a government system that offers less convenience, fewer choices, and higher prices.

Wolf Plays Politics of the Past with Budget Veto

JULY 1, 2015 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Within hours of receiving the Legislature’s budget, Governor Wolf issued a blow to working families by vetoing the on-time, no-tax-hike spending plan. The truth is, Gov. Wolf’s own plan is grossly out of line with every other state in the union put together. All 49 other states combined are decreasing spending by $1.5 billion, yet Wolf is demanding a $4.6 billion increase for Pennsylvania.

Pension Reform Promises Fair, Sustainable Retirement for State Workers

JULY 1, 2015 | News Availability by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Last night, the Pennsylvania Legislature sent a monumental public pension reform measure to Gov. Wolf’s desk that gives new state employees and school teachers a hybrid defined contribution and cash balance retirement plan.

Pa Legislature Passes Historic Liquor Privatization

JULY 1, 2015 | News Availability by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

Last night, the Pennsylvania General Assembly sent historic liquor privatization legislation to Gov. Wolf’s desk, promising to finally end Pennsylvania’s Prohibition-era, government-run monopoly of wine and spirits sales and join 48 other states that embrace some form of privatization. 

Legislature Passes Responsible No-Tax-Hike, Pro-Growth Budget

JUNE 30, 2015 | News Release by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION

June 30, 2015, HARRISBURG, Pa.—Today, the General Assembly passed a state budget that respects Pennsylvanians’ hard-earned incomes by avoiding tax hikes while investing responsibly in the state’s future.

CF In The News



Fix 'benefits cliff'

JUNE 17, 2015 | CF In The News

Four Facets of Gov. Wolf's Tax Plan

JUNE 16, 2015 | CF In The News

'Benefits cliff' traps families in poverty

JUNE 16, 2015 | CF In The News

Gas tax critics champion, not oppose, progress

JUNE 10, 2015 | CF In The News


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