CF’s work on Accountable Government revolves around the need to provide transparent government to taxpayers and voters and to return Pennsylvania to the citizen legislature envisioned by our founders. To hold their elected officials accountable, citizens need accurate information on how government resources are spent and how decisions are made. As investors would demand adequate information about the performance of a business, so too do taxpayers deserve adequate information about where their dollars are spent. Restoring the General Assembly to part-time, citizen legislature would result in lower taxes, more efficient government, and less corruption.
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Earlier this month, House Majority Leader Dave Reed challenged his colleagues to change the way Harrisburg operates: “Now is the time to reimagine and redesign government, our state and our future.” A change in Harrisburg’s culture is surely needed. Decades of high taxes, wasteful ...