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The Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization that stresses that government in Pennsylvania - and government leaders in the Commonwealth - should focus on accountability, efficiency, and responsibility in providing government services and in public service. The Center places special emphasis on free market principles, the role of servanthood, and the responsibilities of citizenship that form the foundation of our political structure.

Recent Additions to our Policy Papers

Shifting Our Focus on Education

By State Representative Ryan Aument on

During the last three state budget debates, education discussions focused on spending. Unfortunately, what has been lost is a meaningful conversation about how we improve the quality of our education system. This has been to the detriment of our children. Is the answer to our challenges a never-ending supply of taxpayer money? Far too often, […]

New Study Reaffirms Energy’s Link to Economic Growth

By Charles E. Greenawalt II and Clifford Frick on

There is one thing about our economy that everyone seems to agree about–things are looking up, but don’t be too optimistic.President Barack Obama is calling it “stability, not security” in his current rounds of economic talks. Recent Wall Street Journal headlines echo this “glass half full, glass half empty” assessment, noting that while housing is […]

Climate Change Agenda Will Hurt Pennsylvania

By Kevin Shivers on

President Obama’s recently announced climate-change agenda calls for stiff new limits on carbon emissions at coal-fired plants. That will hit Pennsylvania hard.A 2012 study by the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance found that 14,500 Pennsylvania jobs depend on coal, which contributes $7.5 billion to our state economy. Coal has actually reduced emissions 70 percent since the 1970s, […]

Obama Energy Strategy Falls Short of Rhetoric

By Pennsylvania Coal Alliance on

The head of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (PCA) said President Obama needs some major retooling of the environmental strategy he announced in a policy address on June 25, 2013 if he wants the United States to continue to be the world’s standard setter on clean energy solutions.“In recent decades, the coal industry has made major […]