Leo Knepper, Author at Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania - Page 4 of 27
January 11, 2018

Guest Post: Ending the Cycle of Poverty

Our Commonwealth has a responsibility to assist able-bodied individuals to become self-sufficient and end the cycle of poverty.
December 31, 2017

A stronger, brighter Commonwealth

From victories in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate to educating voters on the issues that matter to them, CAP’s impact is undeniable.
December 28, 2017
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Pennsylvania is next

Democrats are predicting a “blue wave” of electoral victories across the nation in 2018, and Pennsylvania is the biggest prize they stand to gain.
December 22, 2017

Tired of the Status Quo?

CAP works each day to give the people of Pennsylvania real, tangible ways they can make their voices heard. Tired of the status quo? Learn how you can help.
December 15, 2017

Only the beginning

Throughout 2017, CAP’s impact on the legislature in Harrisburg has been undeniable. Across issues we’ve seen the sort of movement that was thought to be impossible just a few short years ago.
December 15, 2017

These Republicans Voted to Continue Using Taxpayer Resources to Fund Government Unions’ Political Activity

Most people don’t realize it, but the state government and localities across the commonwealth collect campaign contributions for political action committees (PACs) controlled by government unions.
December 13, 2017
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Guest Post: End the Nightmare

By, Hon. John Kennedy Chairman Emeritus, Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania I was privileged to represent the citizens of the 88th Legislative District in Cumberland County from 1981-1988. I believed then, as now, that citizens should serve in the General Assembly for […]
December 7, 2017
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Why doesn’t Pennsylvania have a gift ban?

Given the sheer number of public officials from Pennsylvania who end up in prison we think that enacting a commonsense “gift ban” makes a lot of sense.
November 30, 2017
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Why Should Government Collect PAC Contributions?

Most people don’t realize it, but the state government and localities across the commonwealth collect campaign contributions for political action committees (PACs) controlled by government unions.
November 16, 2017
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Guest Post: Assessing PA’s Tax Collections & Economy

By Colin McNickle Senior Fellow and Media Specialist at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy cmcnickle@alleghenyinstitute.org While there are signs that Pennsylvania’s overall economy might be improving, the critical question is whether it’s growing fast enough to cover some less-than-optimum actions […]
November 8, 2017
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We’ve Set a $100,000 Goal to Help Pay for the Convention

We have a chance to change the direction of state government. At Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) we believe that the Commonwealth can be the economic success story of the twenty-first century. However, government needs to get out of the […]
October 25, 2017
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Governor Wolf Vetoes Work Requirement for Welfare

Back in July the House passed legislation that would have added work requirements to the welfare code. As we noted then: “In our research, we found that nearly 60 percent of Pennsylvania families who were required to engage in job […]
October 18, 2017
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Reforming Pennsylvania Government in One Fell Swoop

On October 17th Senator John Eichelberger and Representative Stephen Bloom introduced legislation to enable a limited state constitutional convention. We are proud to count Sen. Eichelberger and Rep. Bloom as CAP members. The legislation that they’ve crafted will go a […]
September 29, 2017

Empowering Taxpayers

There are only three months left in 2017, and despite endless promises from politicians in Harrisburg much has been left undone for citizens of our Commonwealth—including a balanced budget. Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) has kept voters up-to-date on issues […]
September 25, 2017
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UPDATE: Don’t Call it Recurring Revenue; It’s a Tax Increase

    UPDATE:  Not much has changed on the budget since last week. On the plus side, Governor Wolf changed his position on using fund transfers to balance the budget. He went from saying all of the money proposed in […]