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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Happy Tax Freedom Day, Pennsylvania!

April 21

Happy Tax Freedom Day! It took from January 1 until today for Pennsylvanians to have earned enough income to pay off their federal, state, and local taxes for the year. This year, Pennsylvania’s Tax Freedom Day falls on the same day as the national average, April 21. In 2011, Pennsylvania marked ...