Policy Brief

Turnpike toll hikes roll on

Summary: The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) raised tolls on system users again.  The financial requirements of Act 44 of 2007 compels the PTC to send money to PennDOT to help fund mass transit and road and bridge projects across the … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

Of bank heists & and dirty envirocratic secrets

FNB Corp. of Pittsburgh says its profits rose 37 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021 to $96.5 million. That’s up from $70.2 million in the same 2020 quarter. For all of 2021, FNB reports earnings of $396.6 million, up … Continue reading


The real number of jobs lost due to COVID

With all the news coverage of the jobs lost and recovered during the pandemic, a basic calculation has been missing. Typically, the purpose of jobs reporting is to focus on the drop in jobs for months in 2020 compared to … Continue reading