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.

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Jennifer Stefano on Newsmax 3.7.2022

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • March 7, 2022

Executive Vice President of the Commonwealth Foundation Jennifer Stefano joined Newsmax in the 8:00 A.M. hour to talk about Russia, Ukraine, and the economic impact of the conflict.

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The PLCB’s Boondoggles

  • March 7, 2022

PLCB History In 1933, four days before the end of Prohibition, then-Gov. Gifford Pinchot established the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB). Pinchot created the PLCB to fill the regulatory…

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A Brief History of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Tax Hike Proposals

  • March 7, 2022

Key Points Wolf proposed or supported 14 tax hike proposals. Twelve were stopped.Wolf’s proposals contained 52 individual tax increases.If Wolf’s first and most expansive tax proposal had come to fruition,…

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Liquor Privatization Constitutional Amendment

  • March 7, 2022

The Constitutional Amendment Process House Bill 2272 proposes an amendment to Article 3, Section F of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania stating, “The Commonwealth shall not manufacture…

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Taxpayer Protection Act: Facts & Myths

  • March 3, 2022

Summary The Taxpayer Protection Act (TPA) controls the growth of state spending by tying budget increases to the average rate of inflation and population growth. Moreover, the TPA requires a…

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Examining Wolf’s revisionist history

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • February 25, 2022

Originally printed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette What will Pennsylvanians remember about Gov. Tom Wolf? This is his final year in office, and Mr. Wolf’s original priorities remain mostly…

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A real budget can bring prosperity to Pennsylvania

  • Nathan Benefield
  • February 19, 2022

Originally published in The Patriot-News In in his annual budget address last week, Gov. Tom Wolf patted himself on the back for his management of the state’s finances. He…

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Wolf’s RGGI fixation will slow Pennsylvania’s recovery

  • Gordon Tomb
  • February 17, 2022

Originally published at City & State Gov. Tom Wolf’s timing for imposing a new energy tax could hardly be worse. Pennsylvania’s economy is trying to recover from the pandemic’s…

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Jennifer Stefano on Wake Up America on Newsmax

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • February 14, 2022

Commonwealth Foundation’s Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano joins Newsmax to discuss the state of the American economy.SHOW MORE…

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Jennifer Stefano on Fox Business

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • February 11, 2022

Commonwealth Foundation’s Jennifer Stefano discusses the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” on Fox Business.

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Five Takeaways from Gov. Wolf’s Budget

  • February 8, 2022

February 8, 2022, Harrisburg, Pa. — In his final budget address Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed an unaffordable spending increase while claiming the mantle of fiscal responsibility. Commonwealth Foundation Senior…

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Pennsylvania’s Population Problems

  • February 8, 2022

The Problem New data[1] from the United States Census Bureau shows Pennsylvania’s population problems remain: Pennsylvania’s population decreased by 25,000 from July 2020 to July 2021. Natural population…

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Pennsylvania Fiscal Chart Book 2022

  • February 1, 2022

Eight charts summarizing how much state government spends and how to strengthen the fiscal health of the commonwealth.

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How Government Overspending Hurts Pennsylvania Families

  • Andrew Holman, Nathan Benefield
  • January 31, 2022

Key Points Excessive government spending and borrowing is causing record-setting inflation and severe supply chain shortages.Voters want fiscal restraint from their government.High taxes and spending are making Pennsylvania uncompetitive, costing…

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Pennsylvania’s Stalled Economy

  • January 31, 2022

Summary In 2021, Pennsylvania lagged behind most states in recovering from the COVID-19 shutdown.Challenges like historic inflation and labor shortages will likely persist throughout 2022.This year, lawmakers can reverse these…

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2022 Pa. Budget Checklist

  • January 31, 2022

Limit spending growth to the Taxpayer Protection Act (TPA) index The total General Fund spending increase should not exceed the TPA limit of 3.46 percent, or an additional $1.376 billion.

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