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.

Education

Dispelling the Myth of Pennsylvanias Under-Funded Public Schools

  • Matthew Brouillette
  • July 1, 2002

Executive Summary The perennial debate over education funding in Pennsylvania—when it is not about how much more schools should get—is about how the taxpayers should fund the schools. Current discussions…

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Public Union Democracy

Pennsylvania Businesses Can Now Spend Less Time In The Courtroom

  • Matthew Brouillette
  • June 21, 2002

By their very nature, businesspeople are willing to take significant risks to compete in the marketplace. Indeed, every day the profit motive compels people to invest their life savings in…

Commentary

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Education

More Dollars Will Not Produce More Scholars

  • Matthew Brouillette
  • May 1, 2002

Just one day after Pennsylvania celebrated Tax Freedom Day 2002—the day when citizens stop toiling just to pay their federal, state, and local taxes and are finally free to work…

Commentary

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Taxes & Economy

Philadelphia Stadium Deal: Great for Teams, Not for Taxpayers

  • December 20, 2000

After years of asking Santa for shiny new stadiums, the Phillies and Eagles may finally fulfill that Christmas wish courtesy of Philadelphia Mayor John Street and his merry band of…

Commentary

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Taxes & Economy

Kvaerner Audit On Course With Details, Sails By Larger Question

  • August 20, 2000

A new state audit is re-aggravating a seasickness that has been plaguing Pennsylvanians since the launch of the deal to bring a Norwegian shipbuilding company to the former Philadelphia Naval…

Commentary

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Taxes & Economy

Stadiums Don’t Deliver On Promises

  • June 20, 2000

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this hearing. My name is Grant Gulibon, and I am Senior Policy Analyst with The Commonwealth Foundation…

Commentary

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Taxes & Economy

If You Build It, They Will Still Leave

  • March 20, 2000

After months of wrangling, City Council and the Street Administration have finally agreed on a blueprint to put deals in place for taxpayer-funded stadiums for the Phillies and Eagles. While…

Commentary

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Taxes & Economy

Pennsylvanias Death Tax: The State As The Grim Reaper

  • July 1, 1999

Taxation is regarded as a necessary evil in today’s society. Nobody parts happily with the considerable portion of their paycheck withheld for income and other taxes. Yet as much as…

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