Leo Knepper, Author at Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania - Page 3 of 27
March 27, 2018
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Making the tough calls

Someone has to call out power-hungry elected officials. Since our inception, Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania has proven time and again our willingness to do just that. Rather than cozying up to lawmakers – even those we’ve supported – we believe […]
March 23, 2018
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You Have the Power

Friends, The May Primary Elections are right around the corner, which means voters have an opportunity to make their voices heard. At no time do citizens have more power than leading up to an election. It’s the people’s opportunity to […]
March 20, 2018
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Pennsylvania in the Spotlight

Pennsylvania has been at the epicenter of the national political discussion for much of 2018. Special elections, redistricting, and predictions of a “blue wave” have all kept the national media focused on what’s happening in the Commonwealth. And trust us, […]
March 7, 2018
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Guest Post: Black Robed Bandits

By Lowman S. Henry Chairman & CEO of the Lincoln Institute and host of the weekly Lincoln Radio Journal The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has triggered a constitutional crisis with the growing possibility that one or more of the justices may […]
February 21, 2018
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Congressional Redistricting Update: What a Mess

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released its version of the congressional districts map on Monday. As we noted previously, the Court lacks authority under the Pennsylvania Constitution to draw districts. It is likely that Republicans will file suit in federal court […]
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.