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Today, Gov. Tom Wolf doubled down on his tax-and-spend agenda, proposing a $3 billion spending increase—a 10 percent bump, the largest in 25 years—requiring broad-based tax increases of $850 per family of four.
The latest casualty of Gov. Tom Wolf’s “my way or the highway” approach to governing is the independent agency tasked with evaluating state pension systems and providing cost and benefit analyses. This week, the Wolf administration confirmed plans to eliminate the Public Employee Retirement Commission (PERC).
The reality is, state taxpayers are already paying enough for public education. The governor and lawmakers must find smarter ways to spend this money, not keep asking for more.
Paycheck protection is one step closer to reality in Pennsylvania after the House State Government Committee voted today to stop the use of public resources to collect political union dues and campaign contributions.
Seeing a political attack ad on TV is nothing new. You probably roll your eyes and change the channel. But what if you learned you unwittingly helped put that ad on the air? Most Pennsylvanians would be shocked—and for good reason.