What Janus Ruling Means For Gov. Wolf’s Agenda

What Janus Ruling Means for Gov. Wolf’s Agenda

News Release:  June 27, 2018—Today’s historic Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, upholding Mark Janus’ right to choose whether to fund a government union, is a major win for worker freedom—and a major loss for Gov. Tom Wolf and his…

Pennsylvanians Spared Utility Bill Hike

Pennsylvanians Spared Utility Bill Hike

By Matthew J. Brouillette. Editorial Note: This piece was originally published in the Somerset Daily American on June 6, 2018. Since then, the Legislature did not embrace Wolf's severance tax proposal and passed a budget with no tax increases.  Who…

The Emergence Of The Imperial Judiciary In Pa.

The Emergence of the Imperial Judiciary in Pa.

By Chris Comisac, Bureau Chief, Capitolwire. Note: This article first appeared at Capitolwire on 3/26/18 and is reprinted with permission.  Apparently democracy is under attack in Pennsylvania, with figurative warning shots having been fired over the bow of a so-called…

Where Is The Outcry?

Where Is the Outcry?

By Matthew J. Brouillette. Pennsylvania journalists are no strangers to exposing political corruption. That’s why the recent lack of journalistic outrage over the longstanding systematic abuse of public resources for political gain is mystifying to say the least.

Pottstown Mercury: Court Must End Backwards Pa. Budgeting

Pottstown Mercury: Court must end backwards Pa. budgeting

By Matthew J. Brouillette. For nearly three months, state lawmakers have been scrambling to pay for the budget they passed in June. And Gov. Wolf, who allowed this unbalanced budget to become law, has done little more than insist that…