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PA Credit Rating Cut

Standard ~Poor’s on Wednesday lowered Pennsylvania’s bond rating to A-plus, a drop from AA-minus, taking it to the third-lowest rating of all states except Illinois and New Jersey.

This has happened because of the irresponsible enactment of a spending bill ...

Posted on 20 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Steve Bloom Announces Congressional Bid

State Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-North Middleton Township) announced Monday morning he will run for Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District seat in 2018.

Bloom, who filed a statement of candidacy in August to run for the congressional seat currently held by ...

Posted on 20 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Hillary's Public Pity Tour

If the bomb goes off tomorrow, there will be nothing left but cockroaches and the apparently indestructible e=mc2 of American politics, Hillary Clinton.

The woman has a massive sense of entitlement and a finely-tuned sense of grievance, but no sense of ...

Posted on 20 September 2017 Keep Reading...

House Conservatives Produce No Tax Hike Budget Plan

Defiantly Committed Group of Lawmakers Produced No-Tax-Increase Budget

A budget caucus of sorts has formed in the House and while the new group isn’t necessarily good news for the inner workings of the legislature, it’s great news for the taxpayers.
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Posted on 20 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Outlaw School Strikes

Like clockwork, several things occur each September in Pennsylvania: Kids have a hard time getting out of bed, compasses required for math class are never used; and, most predictable, teachers will strike.

On that last point, the teachers’ union in Methacton ...

Posted on 20 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Records Levels of Debt: Who Cares?

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Forbes.com.

Do you remember the band Chicago’s 1970 single, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” I thought of it the other day in connection with the U.S. debt problem, except I tweaked the lyrics: ...

Posted on 20 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Toomey Statement on Tax Reform

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2017
Contacts: Kasia Mulligan (Toomey), 202-224-8609, Micah Johnson (Corker), 202-228-6523

Corker, Toomey Statement on Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. " U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), ...

Posted on 20 September 2017 Keep Reading...

Train Wreck

A lawsuit has been filed against Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly for violating the state constitution by failing to approve a balanced state budget in a timely manner. “It is,” says Matt Brouillette, “no way to run a railroad.” Brouillette, CEO of the ...

Posted on 18 September 2017 Keep Reading...

PA's Destructive Budget Machinations

Oh, what a tangled and fiscally risky web is woven when tax dollars meant to be spent on one thing are diverted to other things, scholars at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy say.

The current protracted budget debate is instructive in these destructive ...

Posted on 18 September 2017 Keep Reading...

A Story of Redemption and Hope

I recently had the privilege of sharing two meals with Marlon “Big Dog” Brown and hearing him tell his life story and describe his work in Memphis, Tennessee. At 6 feet 4 inches and 275 pounds, the former star basketball player is aptly named. Brown works as the construction director for ...

Posted on 18 September 2017 Keep Reading...

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