Policy Brief

  • Can DCED Recover Money from a Bankrupt Company?

    Summary: Aquion, a recipient of state tax incentives by promising to create hundreds of new jobs, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Comments from the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DCED), which handles these incentives, indicate the state … Continue reading


Colin McNickle at Large

  • Arming Pa.’s teachers: A conversation starter

    The Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee has passed a measure allowing local school boards to decide if staff can carry concealed guns on school property. Those voluntarily carrying would be required to have a concealed carry permit and go through police-related … Continue reading