Prosperity

Assessing Gov. Tom Wolf’s Tenure

  • Nathan Benefield
  • January 12, 2023

Key Points During Gov. Tom Wolf’s eight years in office, Pennsylvania ranked below the national average in income growth, job growth, and population growth. State government spending increased significantly under…

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Education

Pa. Tax Credit Scholarships

  • December 19, 2022

Summary Pennsylvania awarded almost 63,000 K–12 scholarships, and the average overall scholarship increased to over $2,500 for the 2020–21 school year. In 2020–21, K–12 students in Pennsylvania submitted almost 139,000…

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Education

Pittsburgh students need educational freedom, not more special interest funding

  • David P. Hardy
  • November 4, 2022

Pennsylvania’s leading gubernatorial candidates both support Lifeline Scholarships, a proposal to give students in underperforming schools around $7,000 in education funding. This is good news for Pittsburgh students, especially for those…

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Education

The teacher shortage isn’t the real issue with Philly schools

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • September 26, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer Daniel Nansi always dreamed that his daughter would go to school in America — until he landed in Philadelphia. Originally from Benin, a…

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Education

Pa. Back to School Education Trends

  • August 26, 2022

Overview As students head back to school, there are many claims of teacher shortages and funding shortfalls. In reality, public school spending is at a record high and Pennsylvania ranks…

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Prosperity

Corporate Welfare, No Boost to Business Climate

  • August 16, 2022

Summary Pennsylvania’s economy continues to struggle. In June, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate reached 4.5 percent, the fifth highest in the nation.[1], [2] As of June…

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Education

Pa. Education Spending Soars to All-Time High

  • June 9, 2022

Key Points Pennsylvania school district spending per student increased to $19,900 in 2020–21.State support of public education is up 40 percent over the last decade, reaching an all-time high of…

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Education

HB 2169: Lifeline Scholarship Program

  • June 1, 2022

Overview The Pennsylvania House passed the Lifeline Scholarship Program bill on April 27, 2022. House Bill 2169, if passed by the Senate and signed by the governor, offers an…

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Healthcare

Nursing shortage can be fixed by speeding up the licensing process

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • May 30, 2022

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer Pennsylvania is currently enduring one ofthe worst nurse shortages in the nation. A shocking one in four nursing positions went unfilled…

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