Recent Issues

Lessons from Fracking's Borderlines


New Yorkers shouldn’t have to eye secession to tap the riches beneath their feet. Pennsylvanians shouldn’t have to worry that taxes and regulations will drive away opportunity and raise energy prices. Both states should remind the nation that prosperity is always vulnerable to the heavy hand of government.

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Pennsylvania State Budget

Will Lawmakers Renege on 'No Broad-Based Taxes' Pledge?


As lawmakers scramble to find revenue to fund the $1.6 billion spending increase they passed last week, a broad-based tax increase, once deemed “off the table,” is in play.

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Governor Wolf's Natural Gas Tax Proposal


Governor Wolf continues to press for a natural gas severance tax despite ongoing layoffs and potential bankruptcies in the natural gas industry.

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Recent Blog Posts

First Do No Harm to Pa.'s Energy Sector

Pennsylvania’s energy industry is growing, but state government intervention through new taxes or special interest bailouts would threaten the positive trends of job growth and low energy prices.

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Why There's "Money in Politics"

Many good-governance groups complain about the amount of “money in politics”. But when politicians have the power to pick winners and losers, money in politics will naturally follow. 

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Santa and the Grinch Visit PA's Energy Sector

In our last 2017-18 recap blog we look at the renewed investments in Pennsylvania's energy sector and the many challenges imposed by government on their future growth.

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