The Untapped Potential of Expanded Tax Credit Scholarships

This study reviews the most rigorous evidence on school choice and student outcomes in the United States and estimates the economic impacts of expanding access to Pennsylvania’s K-12 tax credit scholarship programs by increasing the cap by $95 million in the 2021- 22 school year.

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The Race to Rebuild: How Pennsylvania Can Bounce Back After COVID-19

Pennsylvanians continue to struggle amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions. Small business owners face permanent closure, children’s schooling is in disarray, and job seekers have few prospects. Families need help now. With the start of the 2021—2022 legislative session, lawmakers must launch a race to rebuild Pennsylvania using the following policy solutions.

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Preserving Medicaid: How to Stop Shortchanging Patients and Bankrupting Taxpayers

Pennsylvania is a Medicaid leader in all the wrong ways. Enrollment has skyrocketed beyond population growth, and the state ranks fourth in the share of the state budget consumed by Medicaid. Despite this unprecedented growth, Medicaid has not meaningfully improved physical health outcomes.

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The Race to Rebuild: How Pa. Can Bounce Back After COVID-19

Pennsylvanians are facing some of the biggest challenges of their lifetimes. It is time for lawmakers to launch a race to rebuild Pennsylvania using the following policy solutions.

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A Report on the Public Credit

The state government uses special entities to borrow in excess of the constitutional debt limit and make loans and guarantees that would otherwise be illegal.

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Pennsylvania's Healthcare Should Always be Crisis Ready

COVID-19 has done its part to highlight the weaknesses of Pennsylvania’s healthcare sector. Primarily, what has been revealed is a lack of flexibility, and regulations that make it difficult to rapidly respond to an evolving crisis. This rigidity has resulted in medical professionals becoming unemployed or furloughed, despite having the necessary training to help.

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The Janus Impact and Grading of State Public Sector Labor Laws

In the Janus aftermath, pro-union forces make legislative headway counteracting the court decision, while workers push back in the courts. This report details the trends, and grades each state according to their labor laws' impact on taxpayers and individual workers.

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Fifty State Labor Report 2017

We've updated a nationwide comparison of public sector labor laws - Pennsylvania again scores a D.

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Restoring the Dignity of Work

The benefits of work are widely known. Yet major welfare programs treat work as a burden instead of the pathway to prosperity. Restoring work in food stamps alone could improve Pennsylvania by raising incomes and creating more successful welfare programs.

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