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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]