Every family, business owner, and taxpayer in Pennsylvania should be able to increase their financial security without undue interference from our state government. Free-market policies that limit taxes, allow entrepreneurs to innovate and create jobs, and offer stability to families will put our state on track to become a national leader. Policies that enact spending limits, cut taxes, and reduce regulations will help Pennsylvania avoid debt and restore sound fiscal planning that will benefit citizens in the years to come.

Education

Governor’s campaign slogans won’t fix Pa.

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 8, 2024

Originally published at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Though elected in 2022, Gov. Josh Shapiro remains stuck in campaign mode, offering one empty platitude after another while avoiding the hard work…

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Regulation

Regulatory Reforms Stalled in State House

  • April 4, 2024

Summary Gov. Josh Shapiro’s PAyback permit rebate program is a step forward. But alone, it is insufficient to fix Pennsylvania’s above-average regulatory burden. The governor says he wants to…

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Energy

PACER & PRESS Analysis

  • André Béliveau
  • April 1, 2024

Overview Gov. Josh Shapiro campaigned on a healthy skepticism of carbon taxes before proposing his own carbon tax scheme. His new energy agenda centers around the Pennsylvania Climate…

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State Budget

‘Shrinkflation’ ignores the true problem: deficit spending

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 1, 2024

Originally published at the Allentown Morning Call President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey deflect blame for high inflation away from the true cause: their own policies. They…

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Energy

Pennsylvania Governor Flirts with Reckless ‘Green’ Initiatives

  • March 28, 2024

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro is attempting to rebrand big-government environmental programs that threaten “the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians and the economic vitality of one of the nation’s…

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Energy

Pennsylvania Governor Flirts with Reckless ‘Green’ Initiatives

  • André Béliveau
  • March 27, 2024

Originally published at National Review In efforts to keep the war drums of climate alarmism beating, Pennsylvania governor Josh Shapiro is employing one reckless acronym after another: RGGI, PACER, and…

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Energy

Shapiro’s Senseless Expansion of Alternative Energy

  • Gordon Tomb
  • March 26, 2024

Originally published at Delaware Valley Journal In 2004, Pennsylvania implemented one of the most aggressive mandates to adopt wind and solar energy. At the time, less than 1 percent…

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Energy

André Béliveau on the Dawn Stensland Show 3.25.2024

  • André Béliveau
  • March 25, 2024

A significant majority of Pennsylvania voters (80 percent) say their household energy bills have increased over the past two years, including 34 percent who say their bills have increased “a…

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Energy

Avoiding Deadly Blackouts

  • David Wojick
  • March 25, 2024

Summary Pennsylvania urgently needs a plan to restore grid reliability and prevent electricity blackouts from extreme cold weather. Winter Storm Elliot in 2022 almost brought widespread blackouts, but it was…

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Energy

Governor Shapiro’s Disastrous Carbon Tax Hurts Families, Breaks Promises

  • March 13, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., March 13, 2024 — Today, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced plans for an economy-wide “cap-and-invest” carbon pricing program, the Pennsylvania Climate Emissions Reduction Act (PACER)—a massive new tax that would substantially…

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Education

Lies, damn lies, and two weeks to flatten the curve

  • Guy Ciarrocchi
  • March 12, 2024

Originally published at Broad + Liberty March 13: the fourth anniversary of Pennsylvania’s “two weeks to flatten the curve.” Governor Tom Wolf issued his first executive order, closing all…

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State Budget

Corporate Welfare Is Rampant Throughout Governor Shapiro’s Proposed Budget

  • March 7, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., March 7, 2024 — Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed 2024–25 budget funnels $1.49 billion of taxpayer money to corporate welfare programs that have repeatedly failed to improve Pennsylvania’s economic competitiveness,…

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State Budget

Corporate Welfare in the 2024–25 Budget

  • March 7, 2024

Summary Pennsylvania’s economy is largely uncompetitive, with the state routinely losing businesses and residents to more economically competitive states like Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposes…

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Regulation

Stefano: Occupational licensing holds Pennsylvania back

  • March 5, 2024

Hairdressers and make-up artists alike have to deal with excessive and onerous government regulations to earn a living, explains Commonwealth Foundation Executive Vice President and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jennifer Stefano in her recent …

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Prosperity

Occupational licensing holds Pennsylvanians back

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • March 4, 2024

Originally published at The Philadelphia Inquirer Jasmine is an artist, and her face is her canvas. She has skin so flawless you couldn’t find a pore with a Hubble…

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