Policy Brief

  • Governor Proposes Severance Tax—Again

    Summary: The Governor’s third budget address did not ask for increases in personal income or sales taxes to patch over the State’s budget deficit, but he did trot out an old favorite of his—the severance tax on extracting gas from … Continue reading


  • Insolvency Travels North

    Recall last year we wrote a reaction to the Auditor General’s audit of the Pittsburgh Public Schools and their claims of insolvency and how it kept getting pushed to the future.  That occurred even though the District was running surpluses.  … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large