Elizabeth Stelle

Director of Policy Analysis

Elizabeth Stelle is the Director of Policy Analysis at the Commonwealth Foundation.

Elizabeth has researched and written on government reform, health care, welfare, energy, and government transparency. Her work has been featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Patriot-News, Philadelphia Inquirer, and a variety of radio and television programs throughout the commonwealth. Elizabeth is a graduate of Grove City College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history.

A native of Ohio, Elizabeth makes her home in the Pittsburgh area with her husband and four children. She enjoys swimming, traveling to historic landmarks and exploring the moral foundations of capitalism.

Taxes & Economy

Rising electricity rates and the PUC

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • August 8, 2008

The Public Utility Commission published a number of press releases yesterday addressing the expected rise in electricity rates. – The Public Utility Commission finally gave PPL the go ahead…

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Taxes & Economy

Who’s your cable guy?

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • August 7, 2008

For the first time in 30 years Pittsburgh residents will be able to choose who provides their cable. The Post-Gazette reports the city is negotiating a contract that would…

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Government Accountability

Legal reform aids Ohio’s economy

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • August 6, 2008

Pennsylvania and Ohio share more than a border. Both states spend a ton of money on “economic development” while consistently failing to attract new jobs. No wonder elected…

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Taxes & Economy

Rate Caps: Extend or End?

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • August 5, 2008

At a recent meeting of the House Republican Policy Committee legislators heard testimony concerning the expiration of electric rate caps. The original Electric Generation Choice and Competition Act…

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Taxes & Economy

Lower energy costs by raising energy taxes?

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • July 18, 2008

The state’s move to lease 74,000 acres in Tioga and Lycoming counties for natural gas drilling has inspired some to call for new energy taxes. One suggestion…

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Government Accountability

Powerful Political Insiders

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • July 16, 2008

PolitickerPA released their list of Pennsylvania’s 50 most powerful political insiders. Topping the list is Pennsylvania AFL-CIO president William George. Be warned that the rankings were complied…

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Government Accountability

Pennsylvania’s super-sized legislature

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • July 14, 2008

There’s nothing like a government scandal to get people in the mood . . . for reform. An article by Anne Reeves in the Patriot-News reminds us why the…

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Education

Shady Accounting at the Pennsylvania Department of Education

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • July 1, 2008

Allegheny Institute’s latest policy brief reveals how the Pennsylvania Department of Education classifies federal monies as local tax revenue. “By making it appear that the local revenue…

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Education

Academic progress? Think again

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • June 25, 2008

A new study by the Center for Education Policy claims significant improvement in student achievement across the country. The Cato Institute discounts the study…

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Taxes & Economy

Electricity Deregulation in Pennsylvania

  • Elizabeth Stelle
  • June 23, 2008

In 2010, PPL rate caps will expire, which is expected to result in a sudden rise in the price of electricity. Ending government regulation signals an end to artificial…

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