Once Upon A Turnpike

Once upon a turnpike

It’s like a recurring bad dream. A new year, a new turnpike toll hike. Now, driving the length of the highway costs upwards of $65.70—not counting the return trip. Only, this nightmare is real. We know the usual suspects: infrastructure…

Episode 78: PA GOP Chair Lawrence Tabas On Mail-in Voting

Episode 78: PA GOP Chair Lawrence Tabas on mail-in voting

PA GOP Chair and election attorney Lawrence Tabas joins Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette to talk about mail-in voting in Pennsylvania--and why election results in the Keystone State may not be known until well after Election Day.

Episode 77: CapitAlism Works, And CapitOlism Doesn’t

Episode 77: CapitAlism works, and CapitOlism doesn’t

Capitalism has been accused of many ills over the years, but is it guilty as charged? In this episode, Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs President and CEO Matt Brouillette talks about lessons learned from the Jamestown settlement's economic experience. He…

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Episode 76: Reclaiming Public Education

Episode 76: Reclaiming Public Education

Have we forgotten the true purpose of public education? As the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the educational landscape, more and more parents are considering options other than traditional brick-and-mortar public schools for their children. Now more than ever, we should…

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Episode 73: PA House Speaker Bryan Cutler

Episode 73: PA House Speaker Bryan Cutler

Pennsylvania's newly elected House Speaker Bryan Cutler discusses his path from Majority Whip to Majority Leader to Speaker of the House. He also shares his thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the state Legislature’s priorities and why some…

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Court Ruling Is Devastating Blow To Representative Democracy

Court Ruling Is Devastating Blow to Representative Democracy

HARRISBURG, July 1, 2020—Following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling today rejecting the Legislature’s concurrent resolution terminating Gov. Wolf’s emergency disaster declaration and upholding Wolf’s unilateral power, Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs President and CEO Matthew Brouillette issued the following statement:…