Policy Brief


  • Host Fee Fix Left Unresolved

    Wednesday’s blog discussed a Senate amendment to come up with a fix for the host fee paid over to counties and municipalities that was struck down in late September.  The House of Representatives passed legislation that added other forms of … 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