Leo Knepper, Author at Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania
October 3, 2018
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Guest Post: Governor Wolf Takes Credit for Solving a Problem He Caused

Senate Bill 1056, now Act 72 of 2018, ONLY became necessary after Governor Wolf and his Department of Revenue disallowed all depreciation on assets subject to 100 percent federal bonus depreciation. Cost recovery of the asset would only be allowed at the time the asset would be sold or otherwise disposed of, which essentially made Pennsylvania un-investable for manufacturers.
September 24, 2018
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Will Taxpayers Finally Stop Paying for Lawmakers’ Car Leases?

One of the “perks” of being a member of the General Assembly is that you are eligible to have the taxpayers pick up the cost of leasing a car for you. It isn’t something that many lawmakers opt for because it is a perennial campaign issue. However, there are a few lawmakers who still take advantage of the perk and the taxpayers.
September 5, 2018
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Guest Post: Blue Wave or Subtle Shift in Current?

By Lowman S. Henry Chairman & CEO of the Lincoln Institute and host of the weekly Lincoln Radio Journal Labor Day is still considered to be the traditional kick-off of the General Election campaigns despite the fact the nation has […]
August 22, 2018
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New Polling Shows Competitive Race for Governor

The Commonwealth Leaders Fund (CLF), a newly formed political action committee, released poll data earlier this week showing that the race for governor between Scott Wagner and Governor Tom Wolf is within three percentage points. These results differ significantly from […]
August 6, 2018
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Why CAP is Endorsing the Convention of States Project

The Convention of States Project is a nationwide grassroots effort to activate an Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that would impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and set term limits for federal officials.
July 25, 2018
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Guest Post: Democrats March to the Extreme Left

The Democrats’ march to the extreme Left accelerated under the Presidency of Barack Obama whose political ideology was informed by the noted communist Frank Marshall Davis.
July 12, 2018
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To “Protect Workers” Lawmakers Want to Eliminate Secret Ballot

Last week, Pennsylvania’s unions and their allies in the General Assembly launched an effort to eliminate the secret ballot when voting on unionization.
July 4, 2018
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It’s More Than Cookouts and Fireworks

July 4th is about more than cookouts and fireworks. Today is a day when we celebrate the thirteen colonies casting off the the shackles of tyranny.
June 27, 2018
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Latest Budget is Another Missed Opportunity

In addition to the accounting gimmicks used to hide a portion of the spending increase, this year’s budget continues to underfund the Commonwealth’s substantial pension obligations.
June 14, 2018
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Education Access Program Becomes Piggy Bank for Senate

The “Education Access Program” (EAP) budget item has increased by nearly 600 percent since the 2014-2015 budget cycle.
June 6, 2018
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Hide Your Wallet: It’s Budget Season in Harrisburg

Every June an unholy alliance of Big Government special interests and politicians gathers in Harrisburg for budget season. Keep a firm grip on your wallet.
May 23, 2018
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Will Independents Be Able to Vote in Pennsylvania Primaries?

On Monday the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Joe Scarnati, revealed that he would be drafting legislation to allow voters registered as independents to participate in Pennsylvania’s primary. Did Scarnati suddenly realize that it was wrong to force taxpayers […]
May 16, 2018
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Election Update: Primary Results 2018

It was a fantastic night for CAP, and CAP PAC supported candidates. Scott Wagner, the CAP PAC endorsed candidate for Governor, won by a comfortable margin. We look forward to an exciting gubernatorial race in the fall. Pennsylvanians will be […]
May 10, 2018
2018 Primary Election Endorsement

2018 CAP and CAP PAC Primary Election Endorsements

This has been an incredible year for CAP and the CAP PAC. We have met with and interviewed amazing candidates from around the state. We are excited to announce that for the first time ever, the CAP PAC is making […]
May 3, 2018
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Guest Post: Unicorns, Purple Squirrels and Fair Justices

Partisan politics in Pennsylvania’s judiciary was laid bare by the recent re-gerrymandering of the commonwealth’s congressional districts when a redistricting plan was forced upon voters by judicial fiat.