Public Union Democracy

Season 1 Premier Featuring Professor Michael Hartney

  • David Osborne
  • March 5, 2024

How did teachers unions morph from representing teachers’ needs to some of the largest special interest and politically active organizations in our country?  In the series premier of Disunion: The…

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Regulation

Stefano: Occupational licensing holds Pennsylvania back

  • March 5, 2024

Hairdressers and make-up artists alike have to deal with excessive and onerous government regulations to earn a living, explains Commonwealth Foundation Executive Vice President and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jennifer Stefano in her recent …

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Education

Season 2 Premier featuring Professor Robert Strauss

  • David P. Hardy
  • March 4, 2024

Get ready to dive into the electrifying SEASON 2 premiere of School Choice Report! Join your host, the dynamic David Hardy, as he engages in a riveting conversation with none…

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Government Accountability

Stefano: Tired of politics? Stand by these values.

  • February 21, 2024

Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and Commonwealth Foundation Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano, in her column this week, called on readers to resist politicians who “subvert democratic norms” for political purposes.  Stefano writes:…

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Education

Stefano: Do-nothing Dems in the Pa. House hold bipartisan reforms hostage

  • February 6, 2024

Pennsylvania is losing people and industries to other states as a result of the state’s “crippling economic policies,” writes Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and Commonwealth Foundation Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano in her Monday Inquirer …

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State Budget

Spice Up Gov. Shapiro’s 2024 Budget Speech with Budget Address BINGO

  • February 5, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., February 5, 2024 — Ahead of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s second annual budget address, the Commonwealth Foundation invites you to spice up the governor’s upcoming speech with a game of Budget…

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State Budget

Commonwealth Foundation Releases Video and Materials from Nathan Benefield’s 2024 Budget Briefing

  • January 25, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., January 25, 2024 — Commonwealth Foundation’s state budget expert Nathan Benefield yesterday provided reporters background on the state’s current financial situation and budget projections in anticipation of the 2024 Pennsylvania…

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Energy

Commonwealth Foundation Urges Gov. Shapiro: Reject New Energy Taxes

  • January 23, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., January 23, 2024 — Today, the Commonwealth Foundation launched a new ad campaign holding Gov. Josh Shapiro accountable for his broken promise on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The…

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Education

Jennifer Stefano on The Dawn Stensland Show: Can Cherelle L. Parker deliver justice for Philly kids?

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • January 18, 2024

align-center=”” height=”102px” width=”100%” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”> Jennifer Stefano just published her latest Philadelphia Inquirer column asking whether Philly Mayor Cherelle Parker will stand up for kids by helping to enact educational…

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State Budget

Commonwealth Foundation to Brief on Gov. Shapiro’s Upcoming Budget

  • January 18, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., January 18, 2024 — Commonwealth Foundation’s budget expert Nathan Benefield will host a media conference call on January 24, 2024, to discuss Gov. Josh Shapiro’s upcoming budget…

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Education

Stefano: Can Cherelle Parker deliver justice for Philly kids?

  • January 17, 2024

Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and Commonwealth Foundation Executive Vice President Jennifer Stefano wrote in her column this week that Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker can be a force to help enact school choice policies,…

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Education

Special Episode: School Choice with Andrew Campanella, Chairman and CEO of the National School Choice Awareness Foundation

  • David P. Hardy
  • January 15, 2024

In this special School Choice Report episode, host David Hardy and guest Andrew Campanella (Chairman and CEO of the National School Choice Awareness Foundation) explore different school choice options for…

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Education

Basic Education Funding Commission’s Adopted Report Is a Partisan Misfire

  • January 11, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., January 11, 2024 — Today, the Basic Education Funding Commission released its funding recommendations for Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts. The commission, comprised of a bipartisan group of lawmakers and Shapiro…

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Education

Another $6 BILLION Increase in Education Spending Is a Recipe for Failure

  • January 10, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., January 10, 2024 — This week, the Basic Education Funding Commission—a bipartisan, 15-member group of lawmakers and administration officials—faces a deadline to release its funding report detailing the commission’s…

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Education

Pennsylvania’s Most Common Education Choice Myths—Debunked

  • January 4, 2024

Harrisburg, Pa., January 4, 2024 — The Commonwealth Foundation today released a report addressing the most common myths about education spending, the success of educational choice programs, and the need for programs…

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Education

Stefano: Why Penn’s sudden defense of free speech feels disingenuous

  • December 21, 2023

For years, conservatives have called on institutions of higher learning to recommit themselves to open inquiry and tolerance for politically unpopular speech. What’s changed? University of Pennsylvania faculty are calling…

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Prosperity

Pa.’s Population Continues Its Troubling Decline

  • December 20, 2023

Harrisburg, Pa., December 20, 2023 — Pennsylvania’s population continues to decline, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report showing a total loss of 10,408 residents between July 2022 and July 2023.

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