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PA's Destructive Budget Machinations

Oh, what a tangled and fiscally risky web is woven when tax dollars meant to be spent on one thing are diverted to other things, scholars at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy say.

The current protracted budget debate is instructive in these destructive ...

Posted on 18 September 2017 Keep Reading...

A Story of Redemption and Hope

I recently had the privilege of sharing two meals with Marlon “Big Dog” Brown and hearing him tell his life story and describe his work in Memphis, Tennessee. At 6 feet 4 inches and 275 pounds, the former star basketball player is aptly named. Brown works as the construction director for ...

Posted on 18 September 2017 Keep Reading...

A Blow for Honesty

With a simple amendment Rep. John Maher, Chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Pennsylvania), injected a much-needed dose of honesty into state government. Maher’s amendment changed the name of the “Impact Fee” levied on fracked natural gas to “Severance ...

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Feds Should Investigate Alleged Fraud Scheme

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017
Contact: Kasia Mulligan 202-224-8609, Steve Kelly 610-434-1444

Toomey: Feds Should Investigate Alleged Medicaid/Opioid Fraud Scheme in PA

Washington, D.C. " U.S. Senator Pat ...

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Behind the Headlines Program Schedule

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

For the weeks of September 18 and 25, 2017

Funding for various transportation projects in Pennsylvania is discussed with Bob Latham of the ...

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Congressional Budget Gimmickry

Back from its extended summer vacation, America’s part-time Congress prolonged a budget crunch. In December, the body will undoubtedly victimize taxpayers using the same gimmickry legislators have exploited for years.

Congress employs “baseline budgeting,” ...

Posted on 18 September 2017 Keep Reading...

PA's Transportation Funding Ironies

(September 18, 2017)--Summary: In July an Allegheny Institute blog pointed out the irony and poor public policy arrangement of using a tax on wholesale gasoline to provide funding for building Turnpike roadways while at the same time having the Turnpike provide funding for mass transit. This ...

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PA Pro-Life Federation News

ONLINE NEWS
September 18, 2017

Victory--Abortion Center Closes

The embattled Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center has shut its doors. Government sources have confirmed that Hillcrest has voluntarily relinquished its license to operate as an abortion ...

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House GOP Passes No Tax Hike Budget

HARRISBURG " Up against an unprecedented cash crunch, Republicans who control Pennsylvania's House of Representatives late Wednesday night approved a no-new-taxes borrowing package to help plug the state government's $2.2 billion budget gap.

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Posted on 14 September 2017 Keep Reading...

House Takes Stand for PA Taxpayers

Responsible Revenue Plan Taps Shadow Budget, Avoids Borrowing and Tax Increases

September 14, 2017, Harrisburg, Pa.�"Yesterday, House lawmakers passed a no-tax-hike, no-borrowing revenue plan that will close last year’s budget deficit and fill this ...

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