Leo Knepper, Author at Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania
May 15, 2019
nuclear power industry

Update: Nuclear Industry Bailout

It appears unlikely that Pennsylvania's nuclear industry bailout legislation will be moving forward now that Exelon has announced it will be closing Three Mile Island.
May 8, 2019
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Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan – Crippling Costs for Zero Benefits

The justifications for imposing this plan are flawed, the costs and regulations are economically crippling, and the result is a temperature reduction so low that it is indistinguishable from zero.
May 2, 2019
Naming Highways after Retired Politicians

Let’s Stop Naming Highways After Retired Politicians

Pennsylvania lawmakers are compensated generously for their “service” while they're in office and after they leave. Why are we naming highways after them?
April 17, 2019
fair share fees

Guest Post: Pennsylvania Workers Must Know Their Rights

Public sector workers need to know that “fair share fees” are no longer mandatory and that union dues payments are not a condition of their employment. That's why Rep. Klunk has introduced House Bill 785, legislation that would make sure the First Amendment rights of public employees, as established by the Janus decision, will not be violated.
April 10, 2019
nuclear power industry

Money Talks When It Comes to Bailing Out the Nuclear Power Industry

This latest bailout is on top of the $9 billion in subsidies granted to the nuclear power industry in the lead-up to the deregulation of the Commonwealth’s energy sector in 1996.
March 19, 2019
Nuclear Power

We’ve Launched a Radio Ad Campaign to Stop a $500 Million Bailout

The nuclear power industry and its allies argue that what they want shouldn’t be called a bailout; they're right ... it is something far worse.
March 6, 2019
Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Johnny Doc: His Brother’s Keeper?

Just when you thought the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's reputation couldn’t get any worse, along comes Justice Kevin Dougherty, brother of indicted union leader, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty.
February 20, 2019
nuclear power industry

Nuclear Power Industry Still Looking for a Bailout

The nuclear power industry and its allies argue that what they want shouldn’t be called a bailout; they're right ... it is something far worse.
January 30, 2019
business tax

Pennsylvania is Still in the Bottom Twenty for Business Tax Climate

According to the Tax Foundation’s latest analysis, Pennsylvania ranks thirty-fourth out of the fifty states for its business tax climate.
January 16, 2019
rendered

Socialism Isn’t Coming Soon, It’s Already Here

On January 15, 2019, John Fetterman made history. He took the oath of office and became the first Lieutenant Governor in Pennsylvania to openly adopt the label of socialism to describe his policy preferences. Fetterman, along with Governor Wolf and […]
January 9, 2019
tax grab

Guest Post: Wolf’s Latest Tax Grab

Pennsylvania motorists already pay one of the highest state gasoline taxes in the nation. A new multi-state tax grab threatens to add to that burden.
December 12, 2018
gerrymander Pennsylvania's congressional districts

Guest Post: There They Go Again

Emboldened by the success of their strategy to re-gerrymander Pennsylvania’s congressional districts, Democrats have set their sights on gaining control over the re-drawing of district lines that will occur upon completion of the 2020 census.
November 28, 2018
out of control spending

Out of Control Spending is a Bipartisan Problem

Every budget season, taxpayers are told that spending has been “cut to the bone,” and every year taxpayers are forced to pay for out-of-control spending.
November 13, 2018
general election

Guest Post: Bluer Blue, Redder red

On the surface it would appear the power dynamic in Pennsylvania state government changed little as a result of last week’s General Election. Not quite.
October 31, 2018
immoral approach to poverty

Guest Post: Tom Wolf’s Immoral Approach to Poverty

Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the bill that would have created a pathway to prosperity for thousands of Pennsylvanians because of his fidelity to an immoral belief in perpetual government dependency.