Policy Brief

  • A Snapshot of Gasoline Prices in PA and OH

    Summary: In light of the recent request to reverse the flow of transport fuels along the western half of the Laurel Pipeline, a question arose:  are gasoline prices in Pennsylvania much different than those in neighboring Ohio?  At the retail … Continue reading


  • County’s CLR Up Slightly

    The State Tax Equalization Board (STEB) has published its list of common level ratios (CLR) for counties for 2016.  The CLR is “…the ratio pf assessed value to current market value used generally in the county as last determined by … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

  • Weekend essay: Ahhh, Warwood

    Summer days were shady but muggy at Warwood, my paternal great-grandparents’ home, tucked into a mountainside whose natural springs fed Glenns Run in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle.   As kids in the 1960s, we’d visit often to keep the overbrush … Continue reading