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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

Yes, Pennsylvania There is a Pension Crisis – Now What Are We Going to Do About It?

By Charlie Gerow on

Yes, Pennsylvania, there is a pension crisis. No amount of political rhetoric can alter the fact that years of hefty benefit increases, fund losses and negligent underfunding have left the state’s two largest pension funds–covering both teachers and other state workers–in a huge budget hole. The $27 billion Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System and $51.7 […]

Another Look at Downsizing the State Legislature

By Charles E. Greenawalt II, Ph.D., Senior Fellow on

In our form of democracy, good ideas are discussed over and over across the years with little evidence of progress. Over the last two legislative sessions, measures to reduce the size of the General Assembly passed the House but died due to inaction in the State Senate. Perhaps this will be the year that change […]

What Would Nixon Do?

By Ben Stein on

What Would Nixon Do? Think he’d for a moment allow a terrorist state to build a nuclear weapon? Your humble servant had the great privilege of being a speechwriter and lawyer for Richard Nixon in the last year of his presidency, 1973-74. I am well aware that he was forced from office and that the […]