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Pennsylvanians Are Leaving – But Shapiro, Lawmakers Can Inspire Them to Stay

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania

Do you know someone who left Pennsylvania – or is considering doing so – to find greener pastures? You’re not alone. Nearly half of Pennsylvanians flirt with moving out of state, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Commonwealth Foundation.

Younger respondents show a higher propensity to look elsewhere. More than half of 18- to 44-year-olds have pondered leaving the Keystone State. That’s a lot of prime working-age people looking to get out.

Why are young people so determined to jump ship? Answers vary but highlight some critical trends for policymakers to understand. Desire for a lower cost of living and lower taxes were the leading responses, as stated by 49% and 44% of respondents, respectively.

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