Leo Knepper, Author at Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania
February 11, 2020
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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.
December 20, 2019
national democrats

Pennsylvania in the Crosshairs

Encouraged by their victories in Virginia, national Democrats are working to turn Pennsylvania blue in 2020. Help us fight back against high taxes, low economic growth, and government overreach by making a donation today.
December 18, 2019
tax grab

Another Gas Tax Hike in the Works?

Pennsylvania already has one of the highest gas taxes in the nation. Now, Gov. Wolf wants to implement a new gas tax hike to appease the Transportation & Climate Initiative.
December 11, 2019
socialism

(Guest Post) 2020: Battle for America’s Economic Soul

The tilt toward far-Left socialist policies in Pennsylvania’s two biggest cities underscores the growing geographic and ideological chasm in the state’s political landscape.
December 2, 2019
pay raise for lawmakers

Thanks to Pay Raise, Christmas Comes Early for Lawmakers

Looking for a job that pays more than $90K a year, provides $180 a day for whatever you want, guarantees you an annual raise no matter what, and gives you access to the best health insurance for a pittance? Welcome to Pennsylvania Government!
November 21, 2019
Drew Crompton

UPDATED: Governor Wolf’s Latest Court Nominee Embodies the Swamp

Governor Tom Wolf would have had to work pretty hard to find a worse nominee than Drew Crompton to fill an existing vacancy on the Commonwealth Court.
November 19, 2019
state government gifts

Will the legislature finally move on a gift ban for lawmakers?

When it comes to accepting gifts, cash isn't the only ethical issue for Pennsylvania lawmakers. A proposed House bill that seeks to eliminate a variety of valuable gifts seems to be an important step in the right direction.
November 11, 2019
Capitalists must save Pennsylvania

If Capitalists Don’t Step Up to the Plate, Pennsylvania will go the Way of Virginia in 2020

If capitalists don’t step up to the plate in a big way going into 2020, they will be sorting through the rubble of our government for the next decade.
October 28, 2019
hypocrites

Guest Post: Keystone Saves: The Grandest Hypocrisy by the Damnedest Hypocrites.

Only the most brazen of political-class hypocrites could come up with a lose-lose game like Keystone Saves and call it a win-win for taxpayers.
October 23, 2019
campaign expense

How is a $100 DNA Testing Kit an Acceptable Political Campaign Expense?

A day after an investigative report revealed troubling campaign expenditures made by Pennsylvania's top lawmakers, those same lawmakers pushed for an amendment that would make it more difficult to access their campaign expense reports.