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Toomey: No Religion Test

Toomey: Executive Order Does Not Set Forth a Religious Test; Sets Forth a National Security Test


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement concerning the executive order President Trump signed today: Protecting the ...

Posted on 7 March 2017 Keep Reading...

Faulty Assumptions

There is a lot of truth to the old joke about assuming. You know the one: "What happens when you assume? You make an A-- out of U and ME." That saying applies perfectly to the state budget. Budget makers make assumptions that frequently don't materialize turning them into the aforesaid ...

Posted on 7 March 2017 Keep Reading...

The One Thing Every Tax Proposal Needs

(This article first appeared on TheHill.com.)

While the president's joint address to Congress didn't give detail on his tax reform approach, the debate is coming. Tax reform is in the air. And the issue of expensing – the tonic for national competitiveness ...

Posted on 7 March 2017 Keep Reading...

Democrats' Worst Day Ever

In the last four months, the Democrats' worst day wasn't General Election Day, 2016 or even Inauguration Day, 2017. Their worst day was February 28, 2017 when Donald Trump gave his first speech to a joint session of Congress and appeared presidential. Democrats' ill-mannered behavior there ...

Posted on 6 March 2017 Keep Reading...

Minimum Wage Hike Would Backfire

The current issue du jour in Harrisburg, something that comes up every year, is raising the minimum wage. Governor Wolf put a spotlight on the issue in his proposed budget, which once again includes raising the wage. Introduced proposals range from 8.75, 10.10, and as high as 15 dollars. Wolf's ...

Posted on 3 March 2017 Keep Reading...

Left-Wing Invective Drives Trump Right

"The conservative base of the Republican Party is ready to follow leaders who it knows will fight. Unfortunately, most Republican leaders today are go-along-to-get-along collaborationists awaiting their return to the head of the public trough. Because they ran such candidates in 1992, 1996 and ...

Posted on 3 March 2017 Keep Reading...

PA Family Update

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JUST ANNOUNCED - Central PA Workshop: Protecting Student Privacy in Our Schools - March 31 @ PA Leadership Conference

President Trump reversed the federal mandate that our schools open their sex-specific bathrooms to persons of ...

Posted on 3 March 2017 Keep Reading...

Pensions: Some Illinois Dems Braver than Some PA GOP

Changing retirement benefits for future state and school district employees is not enough to save taxpayers or the pension system. Moving all new hires into a 401k-style, defined contribution (DC) plan would reduce future risks, but it would not address our $74 billion in unfunded pension ...

Posted on 2 March 2017 Keep Reading...

Both Sides Nonsensical

"Each U.S. taxpayer now has a federal-debt liability of $1.1 million, and rising," reported Merrill Matthews, a resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based public policy organization.

"The public tends to focus on the ...

Posted on 2 March 2017 Keep Reading...

PLC Workshop Topics Announced

(Harrisburg, PA) — Attendees at the 2017 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will have the opportunity to receive valuable training by participating in conference workshops including Talking to Your Legislator; The Constitution: Questions ~Curiosities; Now It's a Local Battle: Protecting ...

Posted on 1 March 2017 Keep Reading...

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