Leo Knepper, Author at Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania
May 22, 2020

House and Senate Democrats Would Rather Grovel than Rein in Governor Wolf

The response to Governor Wolf's veto this week from Democrats in the Pennsylvania General Assembly should give everyone who cares about good government great cause for concern.
May 11, 2020
PA Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine

Guest Post: It’s Time for Rachel Levine to Resign

The inept policies of Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine have led to the deaths of countless senior citizens across the Commonwealth and have artificially prevented the state's economy from reopening. Dr. Levine needs to go.
May 4, 2020
Tom Wolf ordered PA Nursing Homes to take sick residents

PA Department of Health Ordered Nursing Homes to Take COVID-19 Positive Residents

If science is truly directing his decision-making, Gov. Tom Wolf needs to identify the scientists who recommended ordering nursing homes to accept elderly residents who tested positive for COVID-19.
April 29, 2020

Guest Post: Believe the (Political) Science

For a governor who claims to rely on science in making his pandemic decisions, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf doesn't seem too interested in sharing his information with anyone.
April 17, 2020
Governor Wolf and Dr. Rachel Levine

One Last Option to Rein in Governor Wolf

Governor Wolf has indicated he will veto legislation that would put Pennsylvania businesses back to work using CDC guidelines. The Legislature does have one final option to end Wolf's disaster order, but it'll take plenty of political courage from state lawmakers.
April 13, 2020

It’s Time for the General Assembly to Take Action: Over One Million Jobs Lost Since March

With more than a million jobs lost since March 1st, the Pennsylvania General Assembly now needs to step in and undo Gov. Wolf's legally questionable stay-at-home order. We hope it will.
April 1, 2020
Mastriano addresses COVID-19 order

Guest Post: Getting Healthy Citizens and Healthy Businesses Back to Work

Sen. Doug Mastriano is taking steps to undo Gov. Tom Wolf's legally questionable emergency order shuttering Pennsylvania businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We fully support his efforts.
March 20, 2020
Governor Wolf's Emergency Order

Will the General Assembly take Action, or let the Governor’s Emergency Order Stand?

Gov. Wolf's emergency order is legally questionable, and with Pennsylvania’s courts shut down for two weeks, it's now up to the legislature to take action.
March 4, 2020
act 72

Guest Post: Time to Rethink Higher Education

Enrollment at Pennsylvania's state-owned institutions of higher education has declined rapidly over the last decade. Gov. Tom Wolf's solution? Throw more money at it.
February 11, 2020

A New Record: Governor Wolf had Two (Halfway) Decent Ideas in Budget Address

Are the light bulbs finally starting to come on for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf? We doubt it, but he did have two ideas in his budget address that could be worth exploring.
February 5, 2020
Iowa Caucus

Guest Post: The Iowa Caucus Prologue

If the Iowa Caucus dumpster fire is any indication of how new technology performs under a national spotlight, Pennsylvania voters might want to take notice.
January 27, 2020
golden parachute

One Lawmaker Retiring with a Golden Parachute of $120,000 per Year

Being a member of Pennsylvania's "Golden Parachute Club" is the sort of dubious distinction lawmakers in Harrisburg should be avoiding, not embracing. The Commonwealth's taxpayers are tired of seeing their elected officials participating in these gratuitous money grabs.
January 20, 2020
transportation and climate intiative

VIDEO: Understanding the Transportation and Climate Initiative

The Transportation and Climate Initiative that Gov. Wolf plans to join would raise Pennsylvania’s gas tax (already one of the highest in the nation) anywhere from five to 17 cents per gallon...without a significant reduction in emissions.
January 3, 2020
transportation and climate intiative

ACTION ALERT: Will Governor Wolf Continue to Support a Regional Gas Tax?

The Transportation and Climate Initiative that Gov. Wolf plans to join would raise Pennsylvania’s gas tax (already one of the highest in the nation) anywhere from five to 17 cents per gallon...without a significant reduction in emissions.
December 26, 2019
Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania

Can we count on you?

Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania had a busy year in 2019. As we turn toward 2020, we're asking for your help in our efforts to hold Harrisburg accountable.