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A Busy Day in Harrisburg

Prior to the June 30th end of the state fiscal year, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a $33 billion budget; that is an increase of $1 billion over last year's budget. Despite claims that the budget underfunds education, this year's budget increases education spending by nearly $500 million to ...

Posted on 1 July 2015 Keep Reading...

PA Pro-Life Federation News

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation July 1, 2015


Watch Women, Children Respond
to Concept of Abortion

By Micaiah Bilger, Education Director
lifelines@paprolife.org

Last week, I watched two new videos about people ...

Posted on 1 July 2015 Keep Reading...

What Would Great-Great Granddaddy Think?

By Dr. Paul C. Kemeny and Dr. Gillis J. Harp

Recently, while waiting in line at a store in Grove City, Pennsylvania, we saw a young man several customers in front of us wearing a sweatshirt with the Confederate battle flag on its back and a caption that read, ...

Posted on 30 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Fair Trade or Free Trade?

As a matter of priorities, the Berks County Patriots (BCP) Legislative Committee focuses on state issues, realizing to invest time debating national issues is like being the preverbal fly on the elephant's petute. Of course, being politically neutral we could also say the donkey's petute. But one ...

Posted on 30 June 2015 Keep Reading...

PSATS Applauds DePasquale Municipal Pension Task Force

-- On Tuesday, June 30, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a report, "Pennsylvania's Municipal Pension Challenges," which included a number of recommendations for reforming the current system.
-- The following statement is from David M. Sanko, executive director of the ...

Posted on 30 June 2015 Keep Reading...

NFIB Applauds Passage of Pension Reform

National Federation of Independent Business 225 State Street, Suite B Harrisburg, PA 17101 717/232-8582 Fax: 717/232-4098
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Suzanne Stoltenberg 717-232-8582 x1 Suzanne.Stoltenberg@NFIB.org

NFIB Praises General Assembly for Passing Pension Reform ...

Posted on 30 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Education Funding Distraction Part 2

(June 29, 2015)--As was noted last week in Part I of this Policy Brief, absenteeism is a serious problem in many poorly performing Pennsylvania districts. Part II offers explanation and statistics to illustrate the importance of the issue.

Very high rates of ...

Posted on 29 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Philly Finally Figures Out How to Sell Properties

The city recently auctioned 89 vacant properties, expecting to bring in $1 million but took in $1.78 million. Could this be The Answer?

Maybe, but it also raises a few questions.

Why does the city own this property in the first place?

The city should not own a single ...

Posted on 29 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Defrauding America

Beginning with the General Motors bailout with a total cost to taxpayers of over $11 billion and the total cost to society of over $50 billion in order to shore up UAW pension plans, the Obama administration has systematically pilfered hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money to give away ...

Posted on 26 June 2015 Keep Reading...

A Sad, Confused Obamacare Decision

In his scathing dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia summarized the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell in two sentences: "The court holds that when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says 'exchange established by the state' it means 'exchange established by the state or federal ...

Posted on 26 June 2015 Keep Reading...

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