Last year, nearly 42,000 Pennsylvanians left the state to pursue their dreams elsewhere–that's one person every 12 and a half minutes. Why? Travis Brown, Forbes contributor and author of How Money Walks, says Pennsylvania's tax burden in one of the main culprits.
In this episode, we talk to Travis about what makes a state attractive to families and business, what drives people away, and what we can do to reverse out-migration in Pennsylvania.
We also talk to Bob Dick, senior policy analyst for the Commonwealth Foundation, about how the Pennsylvania state budget is growing beyond its citizens' ability to fund it–forcing tax hikes that kill jobs and slow private sector growth. The politically unpopular, but fiscally responsible, solution is to control spending.