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12 Feb, 2013, 11:20 ET Poll: Pennsylvanians Want End to Government Booze Sales

Union Households, Consumers, Parties, Genders and Regions Agree A strong majority of Pennsylvanians favor ending government sale of wine and...


04 Jan, 2013, 08:00 ET Report Finds Pa. Seniors and Taxpayers Benefit in Improved Lottery System

Senior citizens may experience cuts to social services and taxpayers incur tax hikes should state officials balk at a new and improved Pennsylvania...


26 Jun, 2012, 08:47 ET Research Finds Pa. Kids 5 Times as Likely to Suffer Violence at Academically Failing Schools

Children attending Pennsylvania's worst academically performing public schools are more than 5 times as likely to fall victim to acts of violent...


05 Jun, 2012, 10:20 ET Research Finds Welfare Providers Getting Rich off Poor

 The Commonwealth Foundation released results from its examination of Pennsylvania welfare fraud, waste and abuse that found many providers...


08 May, 2012, 10:24 ET CF Applauds Use of Taxpayer Protection Act in Pa. Senate Budget

Urges Passing TPA to Continue Recovery The Commonwealth Foundation applauded Pennsylvania Senate leadership today for using the Taxpayer...


05 Mar, 2012, 11:37 ET Report Finds Government Unions Hurting Pennsylvanians

 The Commonwealth Foundation released today a comprehensive report demonstrating how government unions hurt Pennsylvanians through special...


16 Feb, 2012, 09:30 ET Report Finds Pennsylvania Welfare System Unsustainable, Hurting Poor

 The Commonwealth Foundation released today an alarming new report on Pennsylvania public welfare that finds widespread abuse of tax...


13 Dec, 2011, 11:04 ET Commonwealth Foundation: PA Liquor Bill Won't Help Consumers, Taxpayers

 The Commonwealth Foundation disapproved of a Pennsylvania House Liquor Committee decision today that fails to address the inherent conflict of...


09 Dec, 2011, 09:17 ET Commonwealth Foundation Calls for PLCB to Stop Wine and Spirits Advertising

The Commonwealth Foundation called for an immediate halt today by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board of taxpayer-funded advertising that...


06 Dec, 2011, 16:28 ET CF: One Act of Violence Every 17 Minutes in PA Schools

Revealing that one act of violence occurs every 17 minutes at one of the 143 most academically failing Pennsylvania public schools, the...


25 Oct, 2011, 16:41 ET Commonwealth Foundation Affirms Liquor Privatization Study

The Commonwealth Foundation saluted a study delivered today to Gov. Tom Corbett that recommends Pennsylvania end government control over retail and...


18 Oct, 2011, 08:57 ET Analysis Finds Failing Public Schools Racked by Violence

The Commonwealth Foundation released today an alarming new analysis of school violence that uncovered more than 4,500 criminal acts occurred at the...


11 Oct, 2011, 13:34 ET Commonwealth Foundation Applauds Education Plan, Urges Action

The Commonwealth Foundation today applauded Gov. Tom Corbett's four-pronged education agenda that would make real progress in rescuing Pennsylvania...


10 Oct, 2011, 17:38 ET Report Finds Cyber and Hybrid Schools Save Pennsylvanians

The Commonwealth Foundation released today a comprehensive report on Pennsylvania cyber schools and blended learning programs that conclusively...


06 Oct, 2011, 15:06 ET Commonwealth Foundation Slams PLCB Program Ploy

The Commonwealth Foundation rebuked the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today for its release touting its grant of $1 million in taxpayer money...


04 Oct, 2011, 06:30 ET Commonwealth Foundation Creates 'Liquor Liberty' Web Site

The Commonwealth Foundation launched today www.LetFreedomDrink.com, a Web site dedicated to removing state government and the Pennsylvania Liquor...


03 Oct, 2011, 16:38 ET CF: Gov. Corbett's Natural Gas Fee Proposal Embraces Key Principles

CF lauds governor's framework, identifies opportunities for improvement Calling it a huge victory for both working Pennsylvanians and those...


01 Sep, 2011, 09:24 ET Pa. Study: Border Bootlegging Bleeds Billions

The Commonwealth Foundation released today a price comparison study showing average wine prices were cheaper in all Pennsylvania border states and...


11 Aug, 2011, 11:30 ET Commonwealth Foundation: PLCB Kiosk Catastrophe Continues

Signals 'last call' for government-sold alcohol The Commonwealth Foundation strongly condemned the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today for...


01 Aug, 2011, 08:38 ET AG Audit Finds Rampant PLCB Waste and Mismanagement

CF renews call to end government liquor sales The Commonwealth Foundation strongly condemned the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today for...


13 Jul, 2011, 14:30 ET Commonwealth Foundation Toasts Turzai Liquor Freedom Bill

Sees opportunity to return freedom to consumers, taxpayers Commonwealth Foundation toasted House Majority Leader Mike Turzai today for unveiling...


07 Jul, 2011, 15:57 ET CF Applauds Initial Liquor Liberty Law Proposal

Sees PA Liquor Independence Day approaching Commonwealth Foundation wholeheartedly praised House Majority Leader Mike Turzai for filing a...


05 Jul, 2011, 11:56 ET CF Blasts Big Brother Booze Brag

Calls for Liquor Independence Day Commonwealth Foundation denounced a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board press release today for its failure to...


01 Jul, 2011, 16:01 ET Budget Deal: The Good, The Bad and The Undone

The Commonwealth Foundation praised Gov. Tom Corbett and the General Assembly for closing Pennsylvania's $4.2 billion budget gap without raising...