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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Public Union Democracy

Demand more from CT public sector union officials

  • David Osborne
  • April 15, 2024

Originally published at the Hartford Courant In Connecticut, getting a job in state government comes with strings attached. As soon as you’re hired, the state sends your contact information,…

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Public Union Democracy

Gov’t Unions Took Over Michigan. Now They’re Eyeing PA

  • Andrew Holman
  • April 12, 2024

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania During the 2021–22 election cycle, an obstinately pro-government union majority took over Michigan’s state government after the four largest public employee unions …

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Education

Letter to the Editor – Educational Options

  • David P. Hardy
  • April 11, 2024

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer The fight over educational choice is frustratingly politicized. Both sides duke it out in the public square, while students remain trapped in crumbling…

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Education

Cutting cyber funding hurts Pennsylvania students

  • Rachel Langan
  • April 11, 2024

Originally published in The Mercury Gov. Josh Shapiro wants to cut funding to cyber charter schools. Other lawmakers, such as state Sen. Lindsey Williams, are seeking a moratorium on…

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Public Union Democracy

Gov. Shapiro’s labor agreements will harm workers and taxpayers

  • Stephen Bloom
  • April 10, 2024

Originally published at The Patriot-News Gov. Josh Shapiro often brags about his competitive spirit. However, his recent directive to “evaluate and implement” Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) into…

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Education

Governor’s campaign slogans won’t fix Pa.

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 8, 2024

Originally published at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Though elected in 2022, Gov. Josh Shapiro remains stuck in campaign mode, offering one empty platitude after another while avoiding the hard work…

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State Budget

‘Shrinkflation’ ignores the true problem: deficit spending

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 1, 2024

Originally published at the Allentown Morning Call President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey deflect blame for high inflation away from the true cause: their own policies. They…

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Education

It’s the year of school choice, as is every year to follow

  • Stephen Bloom
  • March 29, 2024

Originally published at LNP Those involved in the educational freedom movement often proclaim, “This is our year.” Yet, we can’t agree on which year that is. Forbes and the…

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Energy

Pennsylvania Governor Flirts with Reckless ‘Green’ Initiatives

  • André Béliveau
  • March 27, 2024

Originally published at National Review In efforts to keep the war drums of climate alarmism beating, Pennsylvania governor Josh Shapiro is employing one reckless acronym after another: RGGI, PACER, and…

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Energy

Shapiro’s Senseless Expansion of Alternative Energy

  • Gordon Tomb
  • March 26, 2024

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal In 2004, Pennsylvania implemented one of the most aggressive mandates to adopt wind and solar energy. At the time, less than 1 percent…

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