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The Day the World Stopped Turning

The scene was my parents’ house, 4th of July weekend. It was 10 months after September 11th. The tragedy was still on the minds of many, particularly during this time of patriotic reflection. Apparently, it was on the minds of some children as well.

My ...

Posted on 8 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Next Up, Tax Reform

After eight months of more big talk than big accomplishments, including the failure to produce a cogent alternative to ObamaCare after seven years of bellyaching, the inept Congress and squabbling Trump administration are now gearing up to debate tax reform.

I had lunch last week with an ...

Posted on 7 September 2017 Keep Reading...

House Members Offer Balanced Budget Proposal

At the end of June Pennsylvania's 2017-2018 budget became law. It was unbalanced and there wasn't a plan in place for how to pay for it. A significant part of the problem was that the Governor and legislature did nothing to reduce spending in 2016-2017 after it became clear that the revenues they ...

Posted on 7 September 2017 Keep Reading...

'Jane's Law' Explains GOP Inaction

Elected officials and the faithful core of both political parties are busy corroborating Jane’s Law: “The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane.”

To witness the American left’s political ...

Posted on 7 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Ending Dream Act is a Nightmare

There’s a good reason comprehensive immigration reform hasn’t seen the light of day for decades.

It’s not because of partisanship, since both Democrats and Republicans controlled the White House and Congress in that span, but something much more basic: A ...

Posted on 7 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Trump's DACA Move Puts Dems on Spot

Democrats are now in a tough spot.

Their policy of saying “No!” to President Trump has reached its limit.
The political reality of Mr. Trump announcing he would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for younger illegal ...

Posted on 7 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Trump Made Right Call on DACA

President Donald Trump's decision to end former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a bold defense of the Constitution, the rule of law, and it puts America First.

Regrettably, Obama chose to give these DACA ...

Posted on 7 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Criminals to Pay Protest Costs

Criminals Disguised As Protestors Pay Under Scott Martin Legislation

Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) has cleverly taken a well-established principle in the retail business and applied it to protestors who corrupt the right to free speech: you break it, you ...

Posted on 6 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Severance Tax No Panacea for Budget Woes

Pennsylvania legislators looking to impose higher taxes on shale gas extraction under the guise of substantively closing the commonwealth’s multibillion-dollar budget shortfall should look elsewhere, say researchers at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy.

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Posted on 6 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Senate Passes Severance Tax for Unconventional Well Gas

Senate Passes Severance Tax for Unconventional Well Gas

(September 6, 2017)--Summary: The Senate has inserted a severance tax into their revenue bill (HB 542) to help shrink the size of the budget deficit. While this is a sop to the governor and others who have been after such a tax for ...

Posted on 6 September 2017 Keep Reading...

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