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Transcending Gender Stereotypes

Adolescence was tough on me. I was a total geek, in an era before that was cool. I was a social misfit, totally uncomfortable in my high school setting. I worked out a deal with my parents and the school authorities that allowed me to graduate a year early, simply because I hated school life as I ...

Posted on 24 July 2017 Keep Reading...

Health Care Reform Not Dead Yet

There is no doubt that the pathway to repealing and replacing Obamacare has been rockier than expected.

Yes, it is complicated.

Yes, it is politically difficult.

Yes, this has taken far longer ...

Posted on 24 July 2017 Keep Reading...

Another Tax Hike Won't Get PA Out of Bottom Ten

Pennsylvania has a lot of problems. In many rankings of the states, Pennsylvania is in the bottom ten. 24/7 Wall St, a business focused website, ranked Pennsylvania 42nd on its list of Best and Worst Run States. Being that close to the bottom places the Commonwealth squarely among the worst run ...

Posted on 24 July 2017 Keep Reading...

Repeal Only Wrong Horse for GOP

After the collapse of the ObamaCare Replacement bill in the Senate this week, Mitch McConnell and many in the conservative movement have adopted a new strategy: vote again on the pure ObamaCare repeal bill that passed both the House and the Senate in 2015. Their thinking is that a repeal-only bill ...

Posted on 20 July 2017 Keep Reading...

Zero Emission Credits for Radioactive Waste?

“Zero emissions credits” for radioactive waste?

Late last week, a federal judge in Illinois dismissed a lawsuit filed against a one-year-old state law that subsidizes nuclear power through higher bills on residential and business customers. On Monday, the ...

Posted on 19 July 2017 Keep Reading...

PA: Best of the Worst

Researchers and economists at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center have released a financial solvency study ranking America’s fifty states in descending order. Pennsylvania didn’t appear in the top or among the bottom five.

Pennsylvania came in ...

Posted on 18 July 2017 Keep Reading...

Toomey Statement on Health Care

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2017
Contacts: Kasia Mulligan 202-224-8609, Steve Kelly 610-434-1444
Toomey Issues Statement on Health Care Reform

Washington, D.C. - Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding further Senate action on ...

Posted on 18 July 2017 Keep Reading...

State Budget Remains Unresolved

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) â€" Pennsylvania senators are back in the Capitol, but with no agreements in sight on elements of the state government’s threadbare budget.

Monday’s Senate session could be a prelude to floor votes later in the week to fully fund a ...

Posted on 18 July 2017 Keep Reading...

Two-Year PA Budget Would Work Better

By State Senator Ryan P. Aument

The state budget process in Harrisburg is broken and must be reformed.

We are now in the midst of my seventh state budget since I first arrived at the State Capitol as a House member in 2011. Not ...

Posted on 17 July 2017 Keep Reading...

SCOTUS Urged to Hear PA Case

The Fairness Center
Contact: John Bouder, 570-490-1042, john@fairnesscenter.org

Fairness Center Signs Amicus Brief Urging SCOTUS to Hear Forced Union Dues Challenge

Landmark Case Could Free Thousands of Pennsylvania Public ...

Posted on 17 July 2017 Keep Reading...

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