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Wolf Budget: Good, Bad, Ugly

There was a lot not to like in Governor Wolf's first budget address. For the most part, it was a wish list of higher taxes and more government spending. The Governor wants to increase the sales tax from 6 percent to 6.6 percent. On top of that, he is proposing a 20 percent increase in the personal ...

Posted on 4 March 2015 Keep Reading...

Manipulation by Test

There has been much discussion about the invalidity of the Common Core assessments. There has been next to none about the fact that it is easily possible to use both the content and the scoring of these assessments improperly.

A few examples will ...

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Club for Growth to Sestak: You Have a Record


For Immediate Release:
March 5, 2015
Contact: Doug Sachtleben
202-955-500
Contact: DougS@ClubForGrowth.Org

Club for Growth PAC to Sestak: You Still Have a Record
Club for Growth President David McIntosh: "Joe Sestak is a big government liberal who took every ...

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Tommey Reacts to Netanyahu Speech

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2015
Contact: E.R. Anderson (202) 224-8609

Toomey Reaction to Prime Minister Netanyahu's Speech To Congress

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) made the following statement after ...

Posted on 3 March 2015 Keep Reading...

Assessment Appeals Push Taxable Value Higher


(March 3, 2015)--In 2014 there were 10,226 appeals of property values heard by the Allegheny County Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review. All together, the pre-hearing assessed value of these 10,226 properties was just above $2.6 billion. This accounted for 4 percent of the $75 ...

Posted on 3 March 2015 Keep Reading...

The FCC vs. Internet Freedom

Earlier this month, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that its five commissioners will conduct a vote on February 26 to decide whether to grant itself the authority to regulate the Internet under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. It's has voted to give ...

Posted on 2 March 2015 Keep Reading...

An Educational Culture

The basic problem with America's educational system is not that college is too expensive. Nor is the basic problem that public school teachers are underpaid or that educators are poorly trained. The basic problem with America's educational system today is that far too many children are given the ...

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Should Congress Give Obama Military Powers in Mid-East?

America's 44th president, Barack Obama, has asked Congress to authorize the use of force against the Islamic State–ISIS. The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham is a distinctive variety of Islam with strong beliefs about mankind's path to the Day of Judgment. ...

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Small Business Needs Simplified Tax Code

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Suzanne Stoltenberg 717-232-8582 x1 Suzanne.Stoltenberg@NFIB.org

Small Business Needs Fair, Simplified Tax Code in Pennsylvania
Any hike in personal income tax will also disproportionately hurt small businesses

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Metcalfe to Advance Taxpayer Protection Act

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2015

Metcalfe, House State Government Committee Preempt Governor's
Tax and Spend Budget Address By Advancing Taxpayer Protection ...

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