Prosperity

The False Assumptions Behind Climate Regulations in Pennsylvania

  • Kevin Mooney
  • December 6, 2022

Originally published at RealClearEnergy While they were in the majority, Pennsylvania House Republicans spent their political capital to advance American energy independence, free speech rights, and scientific integrity. Unlike…

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Taxes & Economy

Lawmakers Fight Wolf on Cap and Trade Plan

  • Kevin Mooney
  • September 10, 2020

Governor Wolf is determined to pull Pennsylvania into a multi-state compact that restricts carbon dioxide emissions and raises the cost of power. But thanks to the natural gas revolution Pennsylvania…

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Public Union Democracy

Paycheck Protection Passes Senate Committee

  • Nathan Benefield
  • January 31, 2017

The Senate State Government Committee today passed paycheck protection, which ends the special privilege that lets government union leaders use public resources to collect money earmarked for politics.  Since…

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Criminal Justice Reform

Pennsylvania State Budget Toolkit

  • February 6, 2015

The enacted $29 billion General Fund budget (a 1.88 percent increase over 2013-2014) and $71.4 billion total operating budget represent Pennsylvania’s highest spending levels ever—exceeding years when federal stimulus dollars…

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Public Union Democracy

Employees Lose Under PA’s Public Pension Systems

  • Gordon Tomb
  • September 16, 2014

Most workers are shortchanged by Pennsylvania’s public employee pension programs, according to two recent studies. The Urban Institute gives Pennsylvania’s State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) an “F”…

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Regulation

After Detroit, how about 401(k)s for public workers?

  • Matthew Brouillette
  • September 6, 2013

As another Labor Day comes to pass, it's worth reflecting on the legacy of Detroit and its workers. Detroit's bankruptcy is a warning to other cities—and even states—that public…

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Education

Do Cyber Schools Spend Too Much?

  • Priya Brannick
  • March 13, 2013

With the House Education Committee set to consider new legislation on reducing cyber school funding, the discussion has turned again to how much cyber schools “actually” cost and…

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Welfare

Corbett Rejects Ruinous Welfare Reverse-Reform

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • September 11, 2012

Gov. Tom Corbett has rejected the Obama administration’s waiver to water down welfare work requirements in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. In a letter to the…

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