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November 16, 2011

Picketing Replaces Financial Prioritization for Prisons

Lemoyne (11.16.11) – What’s missing in the discussion about the possibility of outsourcing nursing care at Pennsylvania’s state prisons: common sense and details. The “Anti-Nursing Privatization Legislation,” House Bill 1985, which will be outlined Nov. 16, was penned in opposition to […]
November 14, 2011

PA House: Time to act on issues of substance, not show.

CAP launches statewide TV and radio ad buys against House members; more Representatives to be added next week and the subsequent weeks. Ad campaign to last until at least until Christmas. Lemoyne (11.14.11) – As of November 14th there are twelve […]
October 28, 2011

Thank You for Standing up for School Choice

LEMOYNE (10.28.11) – On Wednesday evening the Pennsylvania Senate took a big step forward in advancing school choice in our state. We would like to thank the following Senators for standing up for children and taxpayers and against the status quo: Sen. Richard […]
October 20, 2011

Want to pay more to fill your gas tank?

If you’re worried that gasoline prices have dropped to far state Senator Jake Corman has a plan for you. He is proposing legislation to lift the maximum that can be charged on the wholesale gasoline tax. According to a Pittsburgh […]
October 19, 2011

Who is he?

“He likes to spend money, he likes to borrow money, and he’s not afraid to increase taxes…” That less than glowing description, from a Pittsburgh Tribune article, is how Rep. Mike Turzai describes Joe Scarnati the President Pro Tempore of […]
October 12, 2011

By Popular Demand

We have had a large number of requests from people wanting to see the advertisements CAP is airing on Senators Vance and Yaw. If you have suggestions on Senators or Representatives whose voting record you like to see highlighted in […]
October 11, 2011

Small Buisness Owners Overlooked in Demonstrations

Lemoyne (10.11.11) – ‘Occupy Wall Street’ is making its presence known across the country, including right here in Pennsylvania. Despite all the noise, the movement is discounting the very backbone to which this state, and country, was established – through small […]
October 10, 2011

Attention Republicans: Stop Dragging Your Feet

CAP launches major six-figure TV and radio campaign aimed at state Senators, more to follow Lemoyne (10.10.11) – Today, Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) started a statewide ad campaign targeted at anti-taxpayer legislators who have a history of squandering taxpayer money […]
October 1, 2011

CAP Is Expanding for Even Greater Success

HARRISBURG (10.01.11) — Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) Chairman John Kennedy today released the following statement on key personnel changes: “CAP announces with great pride that Joe Sterns will be joining U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s staff as Central Pennsylvania Manager.   […]
August 30, 2011

Will the Unions Take Their Happiness?

Yesterday, my eight-year-old and five-year-old sons started a new year at St. Jerome Regional School (SJRS) in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. Their first day back is always bittersweet.  The thought of them heading off to acquire building blocks for a happy and […]
August 5, 2011

Can you pay your $7,800 share of State Debt?

With the recent “deal” in Washington, Americans are well aware of the federal debt crisis. But did you know that career politicians in Harrisburg have put us on the hook for close to $95 billion worth of state debt?!    That’s […]
July 29, 2011

CAP Launches the Ben Franklin Project

Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) launched the Ben Franklin Project to restore our General Assembly to the “citizen legislature” established by our Commonwealth’s founders. The goal of the Ben Franklin Project is to stock the General Assembly with 70 legislators–55 […]
June 21, 2011

Senate Passes Fair Share Act!

Great news for Pennsylvania’s business climate and legal system, as the state Senate, by a vote of 28-22 last evening, passed meaningful lawsuit reform known as the Fair Share Act (SB 1131).  This measure  abolishes the so-called “deep pocket rule,” also known […]
June 16, 2011

Key Vote Alert: Senate to vote Monday on Fair Share Act (Lawsuit Reform)

On Monday, the Senate is scheduled to vote on a very important lawsuit reform measure–Sen. Jake Corman’s Fair Share Act–which would abolish “joint and several liability”, also known as the “deep pocket” rule, and institute proportional liability. Under the current “deep pocket” rule, a […]
June 13, 2011

Key Vote Alert – Unemployment Compensation Reform (SB 1030)

The state House is expected to vote on Unemployment Compensation Reform (SB 1030) today.  This legislation will make changes to Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation Program that will save taxpayers $125 million.  Currently, the program is $3.7 billion in debt to the […]