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…

Capitalism Works (and “Capitolism” Doesn’t)

Capitalism Works (and “Capitolism” Doesn’t)

By Matthew J. Brouillette, president and CEO of Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs. This piece is based upon various presentations he has given to thousands of high school students and adults across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Lessons of History…