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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
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.
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.
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.
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.