CAP NewsBlog - Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania
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
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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
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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.