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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Erie, PA: The Gateway to Victory in America

For statewide candidates and presidential contenders, Erie stands as the hidden key for victory in the Keystone State, yet it also is the hidden gem that holds our collective resurgence as well

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Philly PD—and all public employees in Pa.—need transparency and accountability

It’s high time that every public employee across Pennsylvania face scrutiny from the taxpayers they serve. Public union transparency measures that have been proposed in the state legislature can ensure accountability.

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Education Stimulus Bill Subject of Senate Hearing

The purpose of the bill is to ease the educational burden that COVID-19 has directly caused families. 

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