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PolicyBlog · 2d ago

Committee Votes to Spend Smarter

Earlier this week, the House State Government Committee voted to tackle Pennsylvania’s spending problem. The committee advanced two pieces of legislation—HB 110 and HB 410. Both bills are sp...
PolicyBlog · 2d ago

Op-Ed: Time to End Special-Interest Loophole

Public resources and political activity are like oil and water—they don’t mix. That’s what we’re told, but the truth might surprise you. Because of a legal carveout for special interests, Pe...
PolicyBlog · 2d ago

7 Ways to Fix Health Care on the 7th Anniversary of Obamacare

Seven years ago, Obamacare became the law of the land. Later today, the US House is scheduled to vote on a controversial repeal and replace bill. While the outcome in Washington is unclear, ...
PolicyBlog · 1W ago

Senate Prepares New Pension Reform Bill

The state Senate is preparing to introduce a pension reform bill nearly identical to the compromise bill that fell three House votes short last fall.  Senator Pat Browne and Majority Leader ...
PolicyBlog · 1W ago

Teachers' Unions Dwarf School Choice Spending

When it comes to education, government union leaders are Pennsylvania’s top political spender. No contest. We recently highlighted how government unions, outspoken proponents of a severance ...
PolicyBlog · 1W ago

News Release: House Expands Popular Tax Credit Scholarship Programs

Thousands More Students Could Attend Schools of Choice March 13, 2017, Harrisburg, Pa.—Today, the Pennsylvania House voted to extend the state’s popular tax credit scholarship programs to t...
PolicyBlog · 1W ago

Policy Points: After ObamaCare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare increased the number of people holding insurance cards but failed to increase access to quality and affordable health services. Unfortunately, the ...
PolicyBlog · 2W ago

Reviving the Push for Transparency

Taxpayers scored a victory last year with the passage of Senate Bill 644 (now Act 15). The new law requires the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) to provide cost analysis reports for state col...
PolicyBlog · 2W ago

The Cost of Pennsylvania's Pension Crisis

In recent Appropriation Committee hearings, Pennsylvania’s two statewide pension funds (PSERS and SERS) reported $62.2 billion in unfunded liabilities (or debt) that taxpayers must pay. This...
PolicyBlog · 2W ago

Obamacare: Say No to Status Quo

A recent WSJ/NBC poll shows almost everyone supports reforming Obamacare. Only 4% think Obamacare is working well as is. A majority (52%) think it needs a major overhaul or total elimination...