Policy Brief

  • When Will the ICA’s Lights Go Out?

    Summary: In December a hearing was held by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to decide whether or not to rescind Act 47 distressed status for the City of Pittsburgh. If rescinded, the separate Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA … Continue reading


Colin McNickle at Large

  • Notes on the state of things

    Airline officials can say the darnedest things. Take, for instance, Brian Davis. It was back in June 2015, as vice president for marketing at Allegiant Air, that he was raising a stink over proposed subsidies for Elite Airways at Phoenix-Mesa … Continue reading