To ensure a prosperous state, we must restrain the growth of state spending, restore government to its proper role, and identify ways to keep more money in the hands of taxpayers. Key topics include: State Budget, Public Employee Pensions and Benefits, Government Debt, Transportation, and Criminal Justice. More topics here.
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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.
Pennsylvania education spending is at at all-time high and ranks near the top in dollars spent per student among the states. But all of that extra spending isn't helping kids succeed. In fact, SAT scores have declined while spending has soared. According to a new Cato Institute analysis, Pennsylvania ...