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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.
Today, the Commonwealth Foundation corrects the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and gives the government union a failing grade in truth-telling. The Commonwealth Foundation countered the AFT’s deceptions about education funding with ads in several newspapers across the state and highlighted the fact that taxpayer resources were used to collect the money spent to buy the union’s political ads.
February 18, 2014, HARRISBURG, PA—As Pennsylvania’s union leaders rally and lobby against “paycheck protection”—a proposal to end the government collection of union dues and campaign contributions—a new survey reveals that union members themselves SUPPORT this labor law reform.
The long-term fiscal challenges facing the state cast a shadow over this year’s budget address. Governor Corbett previously signed the first budget in the last 40 years that reduced state spending and has been able to balance the budget without further taxing Pennsylvania’s working families. Today’s budget address continues that trend by controlling spending levels and emphasizing needed cost-saving programs.
January 28, 2014, HARRISBURG, Pa—Government union bosses are rallying members to the Capitol today to preserve the exclusive legal privilege of using taxpayer resources for politics. But they are not alone. Supporters of workers and taxpayers are also there, defending their rights and proclaiming the truth—which will be front and center on a mobile billboard at the Capitol steps.
January 17, 2014, HARRISBURG, Pa — 94 years ago today, Prohibition began in Pennsylvania and across the country. While the intervening years have seen almost every other state freed from the shackles of state-controlled liquor, Pennsylvania remains nearly a century behind the times—and power politics enabled by public resources are the cause.
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Last night, I spoke with ABC 27 about polling that shows the vast majority of union household support ending taxpayer collection of union political money. See the video below: In response, Rep. Mike Sturla makes the claim that union dues aren't used on politics. As we've explained before, there ...