CAP NewsBlog - Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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, […]