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David Atkinson

    Tue, January 02, 2018

    Have Governor Pick Lt. Governor


    When states are compared on policy issues and financial matters, Pennsylvania rarely ranks ...

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    Mon, September 25, 2017

    A Con Con is in Order

    Ever since the ill-fated pay raise of 2005 angered citizens and energized reform groups across Pennsylvania, interest has brewed in a constitutional convention. In recent weeks a fresh push has ...

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    Tue, September 05, 2017

    Sunshine Commission Would Boost Open Government

    Pennsylvania has a very good Sunshine Law. Admittedly, such a statement might seem suspect to taxpayers, who regularly uncover secretive actions taken and decisions made by their public officials ...

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    Mon, August 28, 2017

    Future of State-Owned Universities

    When Pennsylvania assets and advantages are assayed, our abundance of colleges and universities is high on the list. Private and public institutions, located in big cities, sprawling suburbs, and ...

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    Thu, June 01, 2017

    Avoiding State Budget Crisis

    The first round Stanley Cup playoff series between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs saw five of the six games decided in overtime. For hockey fans, this is excitement plus. ...

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    Tue, April 18, 2017

    Healthier Hospitals Provide Substantial Economic Boost

    When Governor Tom Wolf announced in January that two state prisons would close, community reaction was remarkably agitated. Local officials, community groups, and prison workers mounted a full-court ...

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