5 Reasons Why the Emergency Powers Amendments Are Needed

Despite Wolf’s Alarmism, Pennsylvania’s Current Law is an Outlier

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PA’s Economic Recovery Falling Behind

Business Closures & Income Loss Among Worst in the Nation

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Despite Pandemic, Pa. School Districts Fiscally Healthy—Sitting on Billions

Due to Federal COVID Aid, Some Districts Likely Increased Funding in 2020.

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Pa. Emergency Powers Amendment Going to People

This process precludes the ability of Wolf to veto the measure. In his Jan. 13 statement, he railed against this long-established process saying, “The Pennsylvania Constitution is the cornerstone of our democracy. Indeed, the Republicans’ effort demonstrates that we need to rethink the very way that our Constitution is amended. No political party should control when and how our governing charter is changed.”

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Wolf’s Big, Bad Budget Leaves Families Behind

Largest Tax Hike in State History Threatens Pandemic Recovery

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New Report: Rebuilding Pennsylvania’s Economy

Following early government orders to cancel all elective medical procedures, hospitals lost large portions of their revenue and laid off employees while struggling to meet the demands of a growing pandemic.

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Constitutional Amendment Would Restore Oversight of Gov.’s Emergency Powers

To restore a proper constitutional balance of legislative, executive and judicial powers, lawmakers have wisely chosen to pursue an amendment to the state’s constitution. This amendment will allow the citizens of Pennsylvania to vote directly on reasserting the peoples’ voice to determine public policy impacting their own lives and livelihoods through their duly elected representatives and senators.

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Pa. House Committee Passes Taxpayer Protection Bill

HB 71, sponsored by Rep. Ryan Warner, would amend the state constitution to cap state spending growth at an average combined rate of inflation and population growth over a three-year period.

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Earmarks Double to $120 Million in State Budget

Through Commonwealth Foundation’s analysis of previous fiscal codes, we believe this money will end up in Abington Township in Montgomery County. But it remains unclear why Abington gets this funding and not another township—decision making for this appropriation is concealed. 

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Crucial Reforms Needed in End-of-Year-Budget

The legislature’s proposal to “complete” the state budget, according to early reports, will dig Pennsylvania into a deep hole. Lawmakers seek $10.6 billion in additional spending for the remaining year—instead of covering this year’s existing $3 billion deficit.  

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