Recent Issues

Don't Wait on Washington for Manufacturing Jobs


During his campaign stops in Pennsylvania, President-elect Donald Trump touted his intention to bring manufacturing jobs back to the state. That’s a worthy goal, but the truth is the Keystone State doesn’t need to wait for a president of either party to start revitalizing its manufacturing sector.

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Tax Sends Vape Shops Up in Smoke


Imagine you find a way to help others live healthier lives, and this passion leads you to invest your savings to start a related small business. Now, imagine state government taking it all away from you with the stroke of a pen.

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State Government is Killing My Business


In 2013, I opened my first business. I’d overcome many challenges and assumed some gut-wrenching risks to get there, but I did it—and I was proud. But less than three years later, my business—my dream—is on the brink of shutting down because state government is taxing it to death.

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Recent Blog Posts

How Pennsylvania Is Progressing in the Race to Rebuild

The 2021 state budget includes some policy changes to spur recovery and better governance, but much more needs to occur.

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7 Signs Pa.'s Pandemic Recovery Is Falling Behind

Pennsylvania business closures continue to be among the worst in the nation.

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Three Takeaways on Gov. Wolf's 2021 Budget

Our commonwealth faces a structural budget deficit. Families need education lifelines to get back on track. Small businesses need regulatory and tax relief to stay afloat. Patients need more options to access care.

Governor Wolf’s budget proposal addresses none of these critical issues. Like his past budget proposals—even before he was a lame duck governor—this one isn’t going anywhere. Instead, lawmakers have an opportunity to launch an agenda to prioritize kids and communities.

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