pennsylvania prosperity regulation

Reforms would reduce poverty, increase prosperity

Originally published on LNP

On Tuesday, Gov. Josh Shapiro will deliver his first annual state budget address to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. While he hasn’t unveiled the details of his proposal, Shapiro has signaled that he’s willing to take a bipartisan approach to get things done — a shift from his predecessor, who repeatedly supported unpopular tax hike proposals and often declined to work with the Legislature.

A key factor in whether Shapiro’s first budget will be successful is his willingness to rein in excessive government spending — essential not only for sustainable government but also to create prosperity in the state, according to a new study by my organization, the Commonwealth Foundation.

The report was authored by Meg Tuszynski, managing director of the Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

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