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Wolf Budget: Nice Rhetoric, Wrong Solutions

5 Key Takeaways from Wolf’s Fourth Budget Proposal

February 6, 2018, Harrisburg, Pa.�"After proposing massive tax hikes of $4.6 billion, $2.7 billion, and $1 billion in his first three budgets, Gov. Tom Wolf struck a different tone in today’s budget ...

Posted on 7 February 2018 Keep Reading...

Faith and the NFL

After the Philadelphia Eagles’ thrilling victory over the New England Patriots in the 2018 Super Bowl, faith was front and center. In response to being awarded the Lombardi Trophy at the post-game ceremony, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson thanked “my Lord and savior Jesus Christ.” Tight end ...

Posted on 7 February 2018 Keep Reading...

Broken Promises for Pittsburgh Students

Pittsburgh’s public school district has broken major promises financial and academic to parents and students, says the president of the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy.

The first breach involves the much-ballyhooed Pittsburgh Promise college scholarship ...

Posted on 7 February 2018 Keep Reading...

Tougher Pension Forfeiture Law Advances

The state Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to strengthen the state's pension forfeiture law to strip taxpayer-funded pensions from public employees and officials who commit job-related felonies.

By a 50-0 vote, the Senate approved the bill, sponsored by Sen. ...

Posted on 31 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Supremes to Hear Challenge to Philly Soda Tax

HARRISBURG " Pennsylvania's highest court said Tuesday that it will hear an appeal in a lawsuit challenging Philadelphia's year-old tax on soda and other sweetened drinks that inspired other cities around the country to enact their own.

The Pennsylvania ...

Posted on 31 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Congressman Brady to Retire

Congressman Bob Brady (D-Philadelphia) announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election to his seat.  

According to the Inquirer, Brady made the announcement to ward leaders at the Democratic City Committee’s headquarters.  Brady is currently the chair of ...

Posted on 31 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Wagner/Bartos Jump to Fundraising Lead

Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner and Lieutenant Governor candidate Jeff Bartos, who have joined together to make a ticket, finished 2017 with a combined $7 million on hand.

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Posted on 31 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Conversation on Tax Reform at 2018 PLC

Mac Zimmerman, Phil English to have a
Conversation on Federal Tax Reform
at the 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) �" The passage of federal tax reform was a huge legislative victory in 2017. Mac Zimmerman, Vice President of ...

Posted on 29 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Billions in Pharma Riches, Millions Hooked

Tom Petty, 66, died in October from a drug overdose caused by the mixing of medications involving opioids.

Eighteen months earlier it was a strikingly similar ending for Prince, 57, found alone and unconscious in the elevator of his home, dead from a mixture of ...

Posted on 29 January 2018 Keep Reading...

Hillary Clinton 'Presidency,' Circa 2018

On January 19, 2018, a day before the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, my Google home page screen listed three “Trending searches” that included “hillary clinton president,” all lower case, above “def leppard journey.”

The ...

Posted on 25 January 2018 Keep Reading...

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