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  • Podcast: House Offers Compromise Language on Liquor Bill

    posted to PolicyBlog on Tue 8th Oct 13

    Public support for liquor privatization is as strong as ever, as our recent survey makes clear. So what’s happening with legislation that hit a snag in the Senate this spring? Marcia Lampman, Executive Director of the House Liquor Control Committee, joins

  • How is Your Public School Performing?

    posted to PolicyBlog on Fri 4th Oct 13

    The Pennsylvania School Performance Profile launched today, but will it deliver the "accountability system" Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq promised in a briefing earlier this month?Created through a federal waiver from the mandates of No Child

  • Many Pennsylvanians to See Insurance Premiums Skyrocket

    posted to PolicyBlog on Thu 3rd Oct 13

    Obamacare's health insurance exchanges are off to a rough start this week. Millions were welcomed with error screens as they attempted to figure out if their health care costs would rise. Fox News has running tally of the "glitches" shoppers

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  • Wisconsin Governor Proposes Eliminating Film Tax Credit

    posted to PolicyBlog on Fri 27th Feb 09

    The Tax Foundation points out that at least one governor is proposing eliminating his state's tax credit for Hollywood films.  As we have noted, tax credits for movies don't bring economic gains to the state, partly because filmmakers who take the money

  • Pennsylvania' $1.6 billion budget shortfall, and Rendell's fixes

    posted to PolicyBlog on Tue 9th Dec 08

    Governor Rendell gave his mid-year budget briefing earlier today - you can download the presentation here, but let me save you the time - the only thing new or interesting contained within is that Pennsylvania's General Fund shortfall is expected to reach $1.6

  • Tax Freedom Day: The Music Video

    posted to PolicyBlog on Wed 23rd Apr 08

    Here is a something a bit lighter for anyone with an election day hangover: Tax Freedom Day: The Music Video The national Tax Freedom Day is today, as calculated by the Tax Foundation. Click here for the full report and here for a table of Tax Freedom Day and

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