What We Learned By Suing The Government

What we learned by suing the government

Op-ed by Jonathan Goldstein and Matt Brouillette. This piece has appeared in more than a dozen media outlets across Pennsylvania. Two years ago, we filed a historic lawsuit against Gov. Wolf, the General Assembly, the State Treasurer, and the Auditor…

Fetterman Was “Listening” For The Obvious

Fetterman was “Listening” for the Obvious

Op-Ed by Rob Shearer. This piece has appeared in more than 15 outlets across Pennsylvania. Whatever your stance on legalizing recreational marijuana, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s statewide “listening tour” should raise your ire. Thanks to our government’s taxpayer-funded press shop,…

Court: Taxpayers Can Hold Harrisburg Accountable

Court: Taxpayers Can Hold Harrisburg Accountable

HARRISBURG, July 9, 2019—Pennsylvania taxpayers have legal standing to challenge unconstitutional government action that has infected the Commonwealth’s budget process in recent years, according to a Commonwealth Court order issued last week. The ruling came in response to the lawsuit…

Salamanders, Hornets, & Bad Political Strategy

Salamanders, Hornets, & Bad Political Strategy

By Matthew J. Brouillette. This piece originally appeared in several news outlets in southeast Pennsylvania.  Recently, our state House members voted 191-6 to make the Eastern hellbender Pennsylvania’s official state amphibian. Unfortunately, some lawmakers find it easier to stand up for a…

The Spirit Of Socialism Vs. The American Spirit

The Spirit of Socialism vs. the American Spirit

By Abhi Samuel. Remarks Delivered May 1, 2019 to students at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Boalsburg, Pa. Last October I became an American citizen, and it was one of the proudest and most cherished moments in my life. I want…

How Government Can Help Pa. Prosper

How Government Can Help Pa. Prosper

As Pennsylvania employers and business owners, we regularly think long term. Whether expanding our companies, hiring new workers, planning capital investments or responding to economic downturns, we base decisions not simply on immediate benefits or drawbacks but on long-term results.…

Amazon Loss Can Be Pa.’s Gain

Amazon Loss Can Be Pa.’s Gain

By: Matthew J. Brouillette -- “The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.” Jim McKay popularized this phrase on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, but the race to secure Amazon’s HQ2 showed economic contests can deliver their own thrills and…

Will SEIU’s Millions Buy Wolf’s Veto Of Anti-Poverty Bill?

Will SEIU’s Millions Buy Wolf’s Veto of Anti-Poverty Bill?

HARRISBURG, October 18, 2018—Yesterday, the General Assembly sent Gov. Tom Wolf transformative welfare reform that would help thousands of Pennsylvanians escape poverty through meaningful work or volunteer requirements. While low-income, healthy Pennsylvanians trapped in cycles of poverty have the most…

Wolf V. Wolf: The Real Debate

Wolf v. Wolf: The real debate

By: Matthew J. Brouillette Whether the recent, one-and-only gubernatorial debate between Gov. Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner was actually a “debate” is—well—up for debate. Both candidates had very little time to discuss the issues most important to Pennsylvanians: well-paying jobs,…