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Tax Cuts Matter

"At Eureka College, my major was economics," wrote Ronald Reagan in his autobiography, An American Life, "but I think my own experience with our tax laws in Hollywood probably taught me more about practical economic theory than I ever learned in the classroom or from an ...

Posted on 4 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Jobs and State Tax Revenue Tied

(May 3, 2017)--Summary: In a recent Policy Brief, we discussed the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion's spring business climate survey and noted how it struck a more optimistic tone compared to previous surveys. But is this optimism based on actual performance or simply a better attitude? There ...

Posted on 3 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Congress Needs to Crackdown on Skyrocketing College Costs

Ahh ... spring. The time of year for renewal, flowers, baseball games — and sheer panic for many parents.

Why? Because May is college-decision month.

Sadly, instead of marveling about the possibilities that lay ahead, ...

Posted on 3 May 2017 Keep Reading...

PA Family Voter Guide On-Line Now

Call to Action
Pennsylvania's primary election is coming up Tuesday, May 16th and before you vote there are three things we encourage you to do: Please read our guide, then share our guide and above all pray.
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Posted on 3 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Obamacare's GOP Guardians

Democrat and Republican gentry liberals, America's political class, are embarrassingly out of touch with the normal citizens they feel entitled to govern.

Convinced of their suitability to run the nation, Washington's political elite are making huge errors in ...

Posted on 3 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Second Banana Slips

It is likely that if you stopped ten people on any street corner in Penn's Woods and asked them the name of our state's lieutenant governor at least nine would be unable to answer the question. That is because Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor is rarely in the news — and when he or she is ...

Posted on 2 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Liquor Stores in Turzai Crosshairs

With one eye on the state budget and another on his own political future, House Speaker Mike Turzai is pushing a series of bills aimed at dismantling and selling the state-owned liquor system.

Again.

Turzai, an Allegheny County ...

Posted on 2 May 2017 Keep Reading...

State Revenue Collections Lags

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Another bad month of tax collections is deepening the state government's budget hole, pushing its revenue shortfall to more than $1 billion for a fiscal year that ends in nine weeks.

The Department of Revenue said Monday that April's tax ...

Posted on 2 May 2017 Keep Reading...

DiSanto: Take Pensions from Criminals

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — It is a maddening and all-too-familiar sight in recent years: elected officials apologizing for wrongdoing, pleading guilty to crimes, and preserving their taxpayer-funded pensions.

"That's a huge loophole," Sen. John ...

Posted on 2 May 2017 Keep Reading...

North Korea Requires Resolve and Caution

In the cold reality of international relations, the boldness exhibited by President Donald Trump in his first 100 days is far preferable to the timidity of the past eight years of the former administration. Nevertheless, the "art of the deal" probably is the best and least dangerous ...

Posted on 1 May 2017 Keep Reading...

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