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Responsible State Spending

Government should operate within its means: evaluating the effectiveness of current programs; weeding out waste, fraud and abuse in spending; and investing wisely in worthy state-run programs that directly benefit taxpayers.

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Stop New Energy Taxes

Our natural gas industry holds the promise of economic growth and job creation. Additional taxes hinder this opportunity and drive companies to states with friendlier tax climates that share our resources. We're fighting against proposed new taxes on the industry that would pay for more state spending.

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Gov. Tom Wolf explains what he likes about this pension plan

Gov. Tom Wolf spoke briefly Tuesday about the pension bill moving toward his desk this week, calling it a "significant start" on what has become one of Pennsylvania's worst political catastrophes.

It's time to get creative on energy

If there is one issue all Pennsylvanians can rally behind, it's the need to create more jobs, improve our economy and position the Commonwealth to be a national and global economic leader.

Zippo lights the way on pension reform

The state Senate recently took the first steps toward passing a significant overhaul of Pennsylvania's troubled public pension systems.

The Atlantic Sunrise pipeline is a path to prosperity for Pa.

Pennsylvania has endured structural changes in the bedrock industries of our state's economy.

Pennsylvania study sees $2-3 billion-dollar boost from Sunoco pipeline

As local municipalities, community groups and the Rose Tree Media School District grapple with potential safety concerns regarding the Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 2 and 2X pipelines, an independent report released by Team Pennsylvania Foundation has outlined the economic benefits of the natural gas resources it will carry.

Why to prefer pipelines

It's the safer way to transport natural gas and create jobs

Drillers: Permit limbo hurts Pennsylvania's competitiveness

As Pennsylvania's governor touts the potential for billions of dollars in new investment by petrochemical manufacturers, his environmental agency is struggling to process applications to drill the natural gas wells that will be needed to supply the fledgling industry.

Study: State could support up to four more ethane crackers

A study released Tuesday by the governor's office and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation suggests that up to four more ethane crackers could be built in Pennsylvania or Appalachia beyond Royal Dutch Shell's $6 billion petrochemical plant under construction in Beaver County.

Pennsylvania 1st state to allow direct shipping of wine from abroad

When Pennsylvania lawmakers revised the state's alcohol laws this summer, they gave residents the ability to have wine shipped from any winery in the world to their doorstep.

48 wineries have gotten new Pa. wine shipment licenses

For Pennsylvania wine drinkers, having Napa Valley bottles shipped right to their doors has long been a dream.

Wine officially can be delivered directly to Pennsylvania residents' homes

Wine can now be delivered directly to your home if you live in Pennsylvania.

81 Pa. grocery stores, restaurants and hotels approved to sell wine by the bottle: Here's the list

The day when you can buy a bottle of Pinot Grigio or Cabernet Sauvignon at the grocery store in Pennsylvania is closer to reality.

The new math for public schools: Pensions, charter schools, salaries, more drive up budgets

Increases in pension fund payments, charter school expenses and salaries are driving up school budgets across the region.

State pension pressure: The move to 401(k)-style will come in steps

Defined-benefit pension plans are long gone at most private-sector employers, yet Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf want to retain some form of them for future state employees and public schoolteachers.

Could pension reform vote help pave the way to Pa. budget deal?

Last week, it was the state's infamously restrictive alcohol laws that got an unexpected revision.

State pension fund warns of higher costs

The state pension fund serving teachers and other school employees lowered its official expectations for investment returns, a move that could increase costs for school districts in the coming years.

Another Pa. budget that'll never be

NOT TO UNDULY alarm anyone, but it appears that Pennsylvania never will have a budget again, at least not one from Democratic Gov. Wolf and the current Republican legislature.

Wolf asks for more taxes in 2016-17 budget proposal

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled on Tuesday a $33.3 billion budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Gov. Wolf's lawlessness: Break out the handcuffs

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf presented his 2016-17 budget on Tuesday.