Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania
Pennsylvanians want better. Nearly 70% of voters believe that the commonwealth is “seriously” heading in the wrong direction. Worse yet, new polling shows that 42% are thinking of leaving the state or know someone who has left or is considering a move due to the lack of opportunities. Over the last decade, Pennsylvania lost more than 250,000 residents to other states. The outmigration caused the state to lose another congressional seat following redistricting.
If lawmakers do nothing to reverse the state’s poor economic performance, this exodus will continue and grow.
Pennsylvania ranks near the bottom of the country in job growth, in population growth, and in income growth over the last 30 years.
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