Recent Issues

Pa. Brings Transparency to State Union Contracts

Gov. Tom Wolf today signed into law Senate Bill 644, a historic government transparency reform which empowers the Independent Fiscal Office to estimate government union contracts costs before the contracts are finalized.

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Will Wolf 'Walk the Walk' on 'Government That Works'?

Last month, Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his “Government that Works” plan to reform government contracting and increase transparency. Now, the state Legislature has given Wolf a chance to back up these words with action.

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House Passes Historic Government Union Contract Transparency

Today, the state House passed SB 644 (108-83) to bring much-needed cost transparency to government union contracts—contracts Governor Wolf is negotiating behind closed doors right now.

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Recent Blog Posts

How to Make an Easy Six Million

Two thieves took easy advantage of the state's abundant business giveaways, according to a grand jury report.

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Sunlight is Always Welcome

Five bills aim to give the public more visibility into the public pension funds and state finances generally.

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The Cost of Secretly-Negotiated Government Union Contracts

Governor Wolf and union officials have been engaged in secret negotiations over employee contracts. The estimated additional cost of those special meetings? $2B over just 4 years. 

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