CAP NewsBlog - Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania
May 23, 2018
Vote in Pennsylvania Primaries

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
Pennsylvania spotlight

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
Unicorns, purple squirrels, and fair justices

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.
April 19, 2018
welfare reform

TAKE ACTION: Welfare Reform

Welfare programs too often measure their success by the number of people enrolled; not how many people achieve independence. HB 2138 reforms the Medical Assistance program, by adding work requirements for able-bodied adults.
April 12, 2018
Woman burning  dollars closeup

Governor Wolf Turned a $300 Million Taxpayers Win into a $191 Million Loss

To create a new special fund, Gov. Wolf borrowed $200 million against the State Farm Show Complex through a “leaseback” agreement that will cost taxpayers $191 million in interest over the next 29 years.
March 29, 2018
who's in charge

Who’s In Charge?

Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania’s job is difficult, but it’s not complicated. We exist to make sure those in Harrisburg remember whom they work for.
March 27, 2018
making the tough calls

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
you-have-the-power

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
Pennsylvania spotlight

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
constitutional crisis

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
congressional redistricting update

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
wolf's latest budget

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
congressional districts

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 […]