Tax Reform

Recent Issues

A Christmas Wish List for Pennsylvania

“No more lives torn apart, and wars would never start, and time would heal all hearts.” You might recognize those words from the ubiquitous-around-the-holidays song, “Grown-Up Christmas List.” Grown up? Sure. Likely to happen? Not on this planet. Here is a Christmas wish list that can come true and would make Pennsylvania a place where everyone can thrive.

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Moving out of Pennsylvania

Pa. Population Drops for First Time in 31 Years

For the first time since 1985, Pennsylvania’s total population declined last year, falling by more than 7,600, according to new data from the Census Bureau.

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State Spending to Blame for Low Economic Opportunity in Pa.

When it comes to controlling spending, Pennsylvania ranks a disappointing 30th among states, according to the Economic Freedom of North America 2016 report, released by the Fraser Institute.

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Recent Blog Posts

Heavy Tax Burdens Weigh Down Job Growth

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is expected to create 1.2 million jobs across the country in its first decade. Despite the economic boom, the act remains fairly unpopular among voters due to the unfounded belief that tax reform disproportionately benefits those with higher incomes.

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Those are Drilling Rigs, Not Money Trees

“Money doesn’t grow on trees,” my mother regularly declaimed. Too bad she’s not with us to explain to Gov. Wolf that neither the Marcellus gas industry nor taxpayers are money trees.

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State Can Build on Tax Reform Boom

To attract the investment and job creators that will secure our future, we can—and must—do better. Luckily, lawmakers have the blueprint they need to make our state competitive: Control spending and replicate federal tax reform in our own back yard.

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