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School District Reserves Top $4.4 Billion

The amount of money held by school districts in "reserve" has more than doubled over the last ten years according to a new report by the Commonwealth Foundation. At the end of the 2015-2016 school year, district reserves were over $4.4 billion. According to that same report, there were 13 ...

Posted on 25 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Planned Parenthood's 'Mission'

In a recent event of concern to pro-life advocates, presidential daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump met privately with Planned Parenthood (PP) president Cecile Richards.

A subsequent New York Times profile on Ivanka contained somewhat-reassuring information about ...

Posted on 25 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Make Tax Cuts Permanent

The Trump administration's tax plan includes reforms that are just what we need to jump-start our economy, generate growth and income gains, and fulfill a major campaign promise.

So what are the obstacles to getting some version of the president's tax reform done? ...

Posted on 25 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Senate Committee Advances Pension Overhaul

State Senate Committee Advances Critical Pension Overhaul
Reform Would Free Workers from Sinking System ~Manage Taxpayer Risk

May 24, 2017, Harrisburg, Pa.–Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee approved SB 1, a critical overhaul of Pennsylvania's ...

Posted on 24 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Pittsburgh Loses Court Cases

(May 24, 2017)--Summary: On May 17th, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the December 2015 Allegheny County Common Pleas Court ruling that the City of Pittsburgh did not have the authority to impose a paid sick leave requirement on businesses in the City. Of the seven judges hearing ...

Posted on 24 May 2017 Keep Reading...

House Considers Charter School Reform

Over the past few weeks I have read many articles and emails that contain falsehoods regarding my comprehensive charter reform legislation (HB97) that passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support in April.

Charter education in Pennsylvania is nearly ...

Posted on 24 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Transgender Student Blurs Lines at All-Girls School

So there I was, minding my own business, when I overheard a conversation between an eighth-grade boy and his mother's friend about what high schools the boy was considering.

Maybe Malvern, St. Joe's Prep, and Devon, he answered. But he hedged, stating that he also ...

Posted on 24 May 2017 Keep Reading...

PA Doesn't Need Border Adjustment Tax

For decades, Pennsylvania has remained in the bottom of state rankings for job growth, income growth and population growth. Indeed, last year, Pennsylvania lost 8,000 residents who sought out more opportunity in other states with a better tax environment. Adding a giant new consumer tax on the ...

Posted on 23 May 2017 Keep Reading...

PA Pro-Life Federation News

ONLINE NEWS
May 22, 2017

Growing Up in the Shadow of Roe

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director
gallagher@paprolife.org

I watched the movie "Jackie" the other week because I ...

Posted on 23 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Behind the Headlines Program Schedule

Behind the Headlines
Presented by the Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy

For the weeks of May 22, 29 and June 5, 2017

A discussion of Pennsylvania's great working-class colleges with Mark Price and Marc Stier. Then, ...

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