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Pennsylvania | Policy

Duquesne University’s Religious Freedom under Attack from NLRB

Pennsylvania’s largest Catholic University is locked in a fight to protect its First Amendment right to religious freedom from encroachment by the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB). The outcome could have far-reaching implications for the country’s faith-based institutions of higher learning. At issue is an attempt by the NLRB to unionize Duquesne University’s adjunct faculty, […]

Pennsylvania | Policy

Teachers Union Wages Costly War Against Right to Know Law

Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) efforts to impede access to public information about government employees are imposing a burden on taxpayers and threatening the effectiveness of the state’s Right to Know Law. PSEA — a powerful, well-heeled statewide teachers union — filed a lawsuit in 2009 in PA Commonwealth Court (PSEA v. Department of Community and Economic […]

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Pennsylvania | Policy

Serious Fiscal Challenge Ahead for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Charles B. Zogby presented a stark forecast to the media during his mid-year briefing on Wednesday, December 18. In fiscal year 2014-2015, the cost of state government will exceed revenue by $1.2-1.4 billion. In government terms that’s known as a “structural deficit,” and it means Governor Tom Corbett and the General Assembly […]

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