High taxes make for a slow-growing economy. And communities feel the pinch of high taxes as more and more native Pennsylvanians leave the Keystone State to prosper elsewhere. To remain economically competitive, Pennsylvania must lower state taxes and ensure businesses have the opportunity to succeed. Lower taxes will incentivize more individuals to call Pennsylvania their home, ultimately spurring our statewide economy forward.

Prosperity

Stagnant Pennsylvania Economy Requires Real Business-Tax Reform

  • Nathan Benefield
  • April 18, 2022

Originally published at RealClearPolicy In his final annual budget address, Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf proposed a major reduction in the state’s corporate income tax. Wolf’s tax-cut plan may come…

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MI and PA Lockdowns Show the High Price of Government Overreach

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • April 13, 2022

Originally published at RealClearHealth It’s official, COVID-19 is no longer a crisis. According to a recent Axios poll, only nine percent of Americans believe COVID is a serious crisis.

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Prosperity

The tax holiday is a bait-and-switch as a fiscal crisis looms

  • Stephen Bloom
  • March 22, 2022

Originally published at The Patriot-News Just as inflation reached a 40-year high, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine deepens the high food and gas price shock to U.S. consumers—to Pennsylvanians.

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Prosperity

Two-Year Anniversary of Gov. Wolf’s Shutdown

  • March 18, 2022

March 18, 2022, Harrisburg, Pa. — This weekend marks two years since Gov. Tom Wolf’s arbitrary, unilateral shutdown of Pennsylvania’s “non-life-sustaining” businesses. On March 19, 2020,…

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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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Prosperity

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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Prosperity

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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Prosperity

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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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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Prosperity

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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Prosperity

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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Prosperity

Jennifer Stefano on Wake Up America on Newsmax 1.29.2022

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • January 29, 2022

Commonwealth Foundation’s Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano discusses President Biden’s meeting with business leaders over his progressive agenda.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Why Pennsylvania Needs Probation Reform

  • Brandon Van Dyck
  • December 15, 2021

Pennsylvania has an overburdened probation system that delivers substandard results. The commonwealth’s recidivism rate is 41 percent—one of the highest in the nation.

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Regulation

Jennifer Stefano on Wake Up America on Newsmax

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • November 30, 2021

Commonwealth Foundation's Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano discusses ongoing supply chain issues on Newsmax's Wake Up America.

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