Energy

New EPA Rule Is a Death Sentence for American Energy

  • André Béliveau
  • June 14, 2024

Originally published at The Daily Signal The Environmental Protection Agency plays judge, jury, and executioner—and its newest-issued rule is a death sentence to American energy and energy-producing states. Meanwhile, states…

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Education

“Grow PA” Offers a Higher-Ed Reform Model for the Nation

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • June 13, 2024

Originally published at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal Too often, lawmakers want to fix higher education by blindly throwing money at the problem. From President Joe…

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Education

Josh Shapiro plays to the middle while pleasing the left

  • Charles Mitchell
  • June 13, 2024

Originally published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Perhaps you’ve heard: Our governor is a moderate president-in-the-making. Josh Shapiro is leaning into this image as the state legislature negotiates next year’s budget,…

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Education

Pa. schools don’t need more money, students need alternatives

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • June 8, 2024

Originally published at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette School districts know how to add, but not Pennsylvania students. Statewide scores show declining student outcomes despite historic public education spending. Pennsylvania school…

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Education

Democrats Want to Cut Funding for PA Special Needs Students

  • Rachel Langan
  • June 7, 2024

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal Pennsylvania Democrats are trying to cut funding for special needs students in Pennsylvania public schools. Now, brace yourself—the more you learn, the worse…

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Health Care

Petty politics and bad regulations hinder telemedicine

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • June 2, 2024

Originally published at The Patriot-News Dr. Marlene Wüst-Smith practiced telemedicine before it became popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, government restrictions sometimes hinder her ability to practice this…

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Education

Lawmakers can ease financial worries of Pennsylvanians

  • Stephen Bloom
  • June 2, 2024

Originally published at LNP The struggle is real. When asked about their families’ financial situation, only 17% of Pennsylvanians see themselves as better off now than two years ago,…

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Public Union Democracy

New Yorkers are Moving to Florida—and Government Unions are to Blame

  • Andrew Holman, David Osborne
  • May 22, 2024

Originally published at RealClearPolicy What do former President Donald Trump, Derek Jeter, Jennifer Lopez, and millions of New Yorkers have in common? They all packed their bags and moved…

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Education

Pennsylvania’s Senate has answered Gov. Shapiro’s challenge

  • Nathan Benefield
  • May 21, 2024

Originally published at The Patriot-News Following his budget address in February, Gov. Josh Shapiro challenged critics, saying, “If you don’t like my plan, show me yours.” Last week,…

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Regulation

Why is rural broadband so challenging? Government red tape, mostly.

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • May 21, 2024

Originally published at Broad + Liberty Politicians celebrate taxpayer funds pouring into Pennsylvania to “bridge the digital divide.” Last month, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) praised the approval of…

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Public Union Democracy

Union democracy? Not so much

  • David Osborne
  • May 17, 2024

Originally published at The Mercury Another rowdy student group recently took over an Ivy League school, driven by outside agitators who neither attend nor care about the university’s success.

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Energy

Left’s “Sue-Till-Green” Strategy Comes to PA

  • André Béliveau
  • May 15, 2024

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania When climate activists use the term “environmental justice,” they mean it literally. Rather than legislating and passing laws (as is customary in a constitutional republic),…

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Health Care

Here’s what good health care looks like

  • Erik Telford
  • May 12, 2024

Originally published at The Patriot-News Imagine scheduling a same-day telehealth appointment instead of waiting weeks for an in-person appointment. Or for needed surgery, you had access to local…

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Education

Parents and children versus politicians and teachers unions

  • Guy Ciarrocchi
  • May 9, 2024

Originally published at Broad + Liberty Who is more important: children or the teachers union? Like college students cramming for finals, Harrisburg politicians are supposed to pass a budget…

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Energy

Shapiro Energy Policy Is a Formula for Expensive Electricity

  • Gordon Tomb
  • May 7, 2024

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal Pennsylvania voters are increasingly concerned about rising energy costs. According to recent polling, 80 percent of Pennsylvanians say their utility bills have climbed…

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Education

Voters Aren’t Buying What Shapiro Is Selling

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 28, 2024

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania As inflation persists, Pennsylvania voters are rejecting increased government spending, according to new polling data released by the Commonwealth Foundation. Inflation and the rising cost of…

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Education

Don’t ignore the destructive ideas coming out of Harrisburg

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 26, 2024

Originally published at Broad + Liberty It’s a presidential election year, with voters riveted on national politics and issues. Inflation — caused by federal deficit spending — and immigration consistently…

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Education

Senate Higher Education Proposal is a Step in the Right Direction

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • April 25, 2024

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal A lot of bad plans on how to make higher education affordable exist. There is Gov. Josh Shapiro’s vague “blueprint,” which lacks…

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