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PA Supreme Court Ruling Hurts Small Business

PA Supreme Court: Injured Worker Impairment Review Evaluations are Unconstitutional
Ruling to create havoc for employers, increase costs, disrupt workers’ comp system

HARRISBURG (June 22, 2017) â€" The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a section of ...

Posted on 22 June 2017 Keep Reading...

Toomey Statement on Draft Health Care Bill

Senator Pat Toomey Issues Statement Regarding Discussion Draft of Senate Health Care Bill

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has issued the following statement regarding the discussion draft of Senate health care bill that was released this morning: ...

Posted on 22 June 2017 Keep Reading...

'Get Out of Town' Budget Does Not Inspire Confidence

At the beginning of April, the Pennsylvania House passed a $31.5 billion general fund budget. Since then there has been an overwhelming silence on the budget in the Senate. The deadline for passing the budget is fast approaching, and there are troubling signs coming from the Capitol.

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Posted on 21 June 2017 Keep Reading...

Rothman Proposes Tax Cuts

HARRISBURG â€" More than 35 years after the federal government showed cutting taxes can generate additional revenue, state Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) today at a Harrisburg news conference unveiled legislation that would reduce tax rates for some businesses in Pennsylvania.

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Posted on 21 June 2017 Keep Reading...

Court Gives Public Access to Dash Camera Video

Pennsylvania's highest court said Tuesday the public should have access to dash camera video footage unless the police agency can prove it amounts to criminal investigative material and may be redacted.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-2 in favor of a lower-court ...

Posted on 21 June 2017 Keep Reading...

Snapshot of Gas Prices in PA and OH

(June 21, 2017)--Summary: In light of the recent request to reverse the flow of transport fuels along the western half of the Laurel Pipeline, a question arose: are gasoline prices in Pennsylvania much different than those in neighboring Ohio? At the retail level the answer is yes. However, when ...

Posted on 21 June 2017 Keep Reading...

Democrats' Gun Barrel Politics

"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” -- Mao Tse-tung, 1938
In America, though, political power has traditionally come from the ballot box. But, today, American tradition is under assault -- literally.

In June, a hard-left Democratic ...

Posted on 21 June 2017 Keep Reading...

Legislators Fight for Prevailing Wage Reform

Have you ever discovered that you’ve been paying too much for something and been disappointed that you didn’t find the savings earlier? That’s what happens with almost every government construction project in Pennsylvania. Because of our outdated prevailing wage law we spend more than we ...

Posted on 21 June 2017 Keep Reading...

Civil Disobedience or Insurrection?

The complete obstruction of a President Trump’s agenda and those who elected him goes well beyond constitutionally protected free speech and rises to the level of civil disobedience at best or perhaps an insurrection at worst.

We are at a unique point in ...

Posted on 20 June 2017 Keep Reading...

State Budget Killed Nearly 100 Vape Shops

Commonwealth Foundation
Contact: Gina Diorio, 862-703-6670, gld@commonwealthfoundation.org

Map: Last Year’s State Budget Killed Nearly 100 Vape Shops
40% Wholesale Tax Decimates Small Business Owners Across Pennsylvania

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Posted on 20 June 2017 Keep Reading...

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