Education

New Audit Finds School Districts Stockpiling Funding

  • January 25, 2023

January 25, 2023, Harrisburg Pa. — A new report released today by Pennsylvania Auditor General Tim DeFoor reveals that Pennsylvania school districts are raising taxes while stockpiling funding in…

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Government Accountability

Commonwealth Foundation to Testify at Speaker Rozzi’s Listening Tour

  • January 25, 2023

January 25, 2023, Harrisburg, Pa. — The Commonwealth Foundation will deliver a simple message to House Speaker Mark Rozzi today at the first stop on the speaker’s listening tour:  Get back to work…

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Prosperity

Pa.’s Troubling and Continued Population Decline

  • December 22, 2022

December 22, 2022, Harrisburg, Pa. — Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Pennsylvania lost over 40,000 residents between July 2021 and July 2022. These population…

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Prosperity

Pennsylvania Electric Bills Could Double Under Pending Carbon Tax Scheme

  • November 30, 2022

November 30, 2022, Harrisburg, Pa. — Pennsylvania is experiencing historic surges in energy costs. Moreover, consumer electric bills could skyrocket even more under the controversial Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)…

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Education

2022 PSSA Test Scores Still Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

  • November 29, 2022

November 29, 2022, Harrisburg Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) newly released 2022 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test score results show that our students have…

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Healthcare

Report: Access to Health Care in Pa. Stymied by Restrictive State Laws

  • November 15, 2022

Harrisburg, PA – A new report from the Commonwealth Foundation, Pennsylvania’s leading free-market public policy research organization, found that Pennsylvania state laws that restrict the work of advanced practice…

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Fairness

Commonwealth Foundation Releases Analysis of Government Union Political Spending in Pennsylvania’s 2021-22 Election Cycle

  • October 10, 2022

October 10, 2022, Harrisburg, Pa. — The Commonwealth Foundation today released an analysis of government union political spending during the 2021–22 Pennsylvania election cycle. The report finds that government…

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Fairness

Government Union Membership Plummets Post Janus

  • September 28, 2022

September 28, 2022, Harrisburg, Pa. – The nation’s four largest government unions lost almost 219,000 members combined after the U.S. Supreme Court ended forced unionism for government workers in Janus…

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Education

Pennsylvania Schools Have a Student Shortage: Districts on Hiring Spree Even as Enrollment Falls

  • August 30, 2022

Harrisburg, PA – The Commonwealth Foundation, Pennsylvania’s leading free-market public policy research organization, reported today that despite declining public school enrollments, Keystone State school funding has significantly increased fueling a significant…

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