Leo Knepper, Author at Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania
February 14, 2018
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Gov. Wolf’s Latest Budget is More of the Same

Last week, Governor Wolf's latest budget proposal was presented to the General Assembly. He primarily recycled talking points from his first three budgets and added an Eagles hat to demonstrate how "in touch" he is with people.
February 1, 2018
Pennsylvania Senate Leadership

Senate Leadership Abdicates Responsibility on Labor Nominee

When they failed to take a vote, Scarnati and Corman deprived constituents information about their senators' priorities. Denying voters this valuable information is a disservice to taxpayers and a shameful example of politics as usual in Pennsylvania.
January 24, 2018
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Gerrymandering is Bad, but this Supreme Court Decision is Worse

On January 22nd, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down the Congressional districts adopted in 2011. The decision requires that new districts be adopted by the General Assembly and approved by the Governor by February 15th. If new […]
January 18, 2018
Pennsylvania’s Shifting Demographics

Pennsylvania’s Shifting Demographics Not a Laughing Matter

People won’t stay in a place where they can’t earn a living. Instead of adopting broad-based pro-growth policies, politicians in Harrisburg have instead opted for a series of economic development policies that are little more than corporate welfare and central planning.
January 11, 2018
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Guest Post: Ending the Cycle of Poverty

Our Commonwealth has a responsibility to assist able-bodied individuals to become self-sufficient and end the cycle of poverty.
December 31, 2017
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A stronger, brighter Commonwealth

From victories in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate to educating voters on the issues that matter to them, CAP’s impact is undeniable.
December 28, 2017
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Pennsylvania is next

Democrats are predicting a “blue wave” of electoral victories across the nation in 2018, and Pennsylvania is the biggest prize they stand to gain.
December 22, 2017
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Tired of the Status Quo?

CAP works each day to give the people of Pennsylvania real, tangible ways they can make their voices heard. Tired of the status quo? Learn how you can help.
December 15, 2017
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Only the beginning

Throughout 2017, CAP’s impact on the legislature in Harrisburg has been undeniable. Across issues we’ve seen the sort of movement that was thought to be impossible just a few short years ago.
December 15, 2017
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These Republicans Voted to Continue Using Taxpayer Resources to Fund Government Unions’ Political Activity

Most people don’t realize it, but the state government and localities across the commonwealth collect campaign contributions for political action committees (PACs) controlled by government unions.
December 13, 2017
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Guest Post: End the Nightmare

By, Hon. John Kennedy Chairman Emeritus, Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania I was privileged to represent the citizens of the 88th Legislative District in Cumberland County from 1981-1988. I believed then, as now, that citizens should serve in the General Assembly for […]
December 7, 2017
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Why doesn’t Pennsylvania have a gift ban?

Given the sheer number of public officials from Pennsylvania who end up in prison we think that enacting a commonsense “gift ban” makes a lot of sense.
November 30, 2017
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Why Should Government Collect PAC Contributions?

Most people don’t realize it, but the state government and localities across the commonwealth collect campaign contributions for political action committees (PACs) controlled by government unions.
November 16, 2017
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Guest Post: Assessing PA’s Tax Collections & Economy

By Colin McNickle Senior Fellow and Media Specialist at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy cmcnickle@alleghenyinstitute.org While there are signs that Pennsylvania’s overall economy might be improving, the critical question is whether it’s growing fast enough to cover some less-than-optimum actions […]
October 25, 2017
wolf's latest budget

Governor Wolf Vetoes Work Requirement for Welfare

Back in July the House passed legislation that would have added work requirements to the welfare code. As we noted then: “In our research, we found that nearly 60 percent of Pennsylvania families who were required to engage in job […]