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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The Commonwealth Foundation is Pennsylvania's free-market think tank. The Commonwealth Foundation transforms free-market ideas into public policies so all Pennsylvanians can flourish.
Pennsylvania’s primary tool for grading schools –the School Performance Profile (SPP)—is being overhauled. The current SPP is not particularly straightforward, but it’s based mainly on test scores and academic growth. At the direction of Gov. Tom Wolf, the revised SPP will become ...