Policy Brief


  • Gap Financing for Host Fee Decision?

    As reported in media today (here and here) the Senate passed an amendment that would provide a temporary fix for the Supreme Court decision from last month that struck down the host fee (local share assessment) that casinos pay to … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

  • Public Policy Failures (& Other Matters)

    Public policy failure can be measured in many ways in Harrisburg. But the only way to measure the Pennsylvania Legislature’s failure this week to even begin to reform foundering public employee pensions is with scores of yardsticks.   Worse, Republicans, … Continue reading