“The Commonwealth Foundation … has become a real powerful policy force in Harrisburg to my detriment and the detriment of the things I believe in, but I have to give credit where credit is due and you’ve done a tremendous job there. I’m a fan.” Mike Veon, former state representative (1985-2006) and Democrat whip, current union lobbyist.
Last fall, former CF President and CEO Matt Brouillette (now president & CEO of Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs) started a new podcast in which he sits down with leading political figures in Pennsylvania. These politicians and candidates cut across the political spectrum and highlight their personal motivations, differing opinions, and, in the case of the soundbite from Mike Veon you just read, surprising areas of agreement.
You can find Matt’s podcast with Veon, along with interviews with Sen. Scott Wagner, Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, political columnist John Baer, and others by searching for Brews & Views wherever you get your podcasts.