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…

News & Brews September 27, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! SEC joins FBI in investigating PSERS Like the FBI, the U.S. Securities and Exchanged Commission has begun investigating our state's largest pension fund. On Friday, the SEC subpoenaed the…

News & Brews September 24, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Lawmakers push for school choice for in-person learning This week, the House Education Committee advanced legislation, sponsored by Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso, that would ensure that if children are…

News & Brews September 23, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Who's running for PA governor, U.S. Senate? The Inquirer has a story, complete with a timeline-like chart, on who's definitely running for governor and who's likely running. In an…

News & Brews September 22, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Redistricting commission amends decision counting inmates Yesterday, the Legislative Reapportionment Commission amended its decision from last month to count state inmates in the districts where they lived prior to…

News & Brews September 21, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Judicial candidates seek to reach voters in online forum Last night, the candidates for four open seats on our three statewide appellate courts participated in an online forum sponsored…

News & Brews September 20, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Grove reintroduces Voting Rights Protection Act After Gov. Wolf by his own admission 'prejudged' the last voting reform bill because it was introduced by Republicans—only to then change his tune…

News & Brews September 17, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! PLCB to ration some booze Blaming supply shortages outside of its control, the state-run liquor monopoly will start rationing sales of several dozen products beginning today. The rationing, which…

News & Brews September 16, 2021

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Senate committee votes to subpoena personal info of all PA voters Yesterday, the Republican majority on the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee voted to subpoena the personal information of every…

The ‘Lone Wolf’ attacks jobs—again

Over the past few years, a battle has been brewing over Gov. Wolf’s plan to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Falsely billed as a “market-driven” cooperative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the truth is RGGI would impose a carbon tax…