Pa. Lawmakers can Help Families and Businesses Overcome COVID-19

The Legislature can help mitigate the pain families and businesses are feeling. 

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Recommendations to Ease Mounting Healthcare Burden

The Pennsylvania State Legislature should prioritize flexible medical care as it aims to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.

 

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Wolf's Budget Borrows Billions and Attacks Schools of Choice

Wolf's $36.1 billion proposed General Fund Budget represents a 6.1% increase that grows government far beyond taxpayer’s ability to pay for it.

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CF Responds to Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai's Retirement

The Commonwealth Foundation deeply appreciates Speaker Turzai’s principled leadership over nearly two decades in public service.

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Pa. Prison Population Plummets by Most in History -- Again

Pennsylvania’s prison population dropped by 1,495 individuals in 2019, the sharpest decline ever recorded.

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Pa. Leading Nation on Smart Justice Reform

The Pa. Legislature passed two bills that firmly establish Pennsylvania as a national leader on criminal justice reform.

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Pa. One Step Closer to Fairer Corrections System, Safer Communities

Bipartisan approval of Justice Reinvestment Initiative 2 (JRI 2) bills in the House Judiciary Committee. 

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Economic Growth Boosts Prosperity, not Minimum Wage Hikes

Instead of pushing counterproductive wage mandates, policymakers should focus on proven ways to boost economic opportunity for all.

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Harrisburg Children One Step Closer to the Quality Education They Deserve

Today, the House Education Committee advanced legislation, sponsored by Speaker Mike Turzai, offering parents an escape from Harrisburg School District—one of the worst-performing districts in Pennsylvania. 

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Pennsylvania's Overspending: A $1 Billion-Per-Year Disaster in the Making

Despite continued economic growth and tax revenues projected to be at historic levels, spending continues to outpace taxpayers’ ability to pay.

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