Residents of the Tuscarora School District (TSD) will see a spike in their property tax bill, and they have the outsized salary and benefits package of TSD union members to blame.
Here are 5 of the dumbest talking points used by Pennsylvania unions to attack paycheck protection legislation.
Chester County attorney Arthur D. Goldman’s year is off to a sobering start as the lawyer finds himself accused of bootlegging.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has dropped his plan to privatize the state-run lottery system.
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 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 […]
Pennsylvania’s 60,523 state government union workers are projected to cost taxpayers $5.4 billion in Fiscal Year 2014-15, a jump of nearly $500 million over current costs.
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 […]
Pennsylvania Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-Pittsburgh) has proposed legislation to give teachers a tax write-off for out-of-pocket expenses, but critics suggest the bill is a poor response to the larger problem of inefficient school spending.