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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.

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RGGI Is A Bad Deal For Pennsylvanians

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By Jon O’Brien The pandemic taught us about the domino effect of supply chains in our global economy, where one minor disruption can reverberate globally and significantly impact business costs everywhere. Pennsylvania can expect similar economic disruptions if our commonwealth joins the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). When the price of business increases, we, as […]

Federal Court Shoots Down Natural Gas Hook-Up Ban

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By Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association War against conventional energy and U.S. consumers continues Chalk up a rare win for the hard-working consumer in the self-destructive war being waged by anti-fossil fuel radicals. Two weeks ago, a federal appeals court in California affirmed an earlier decision that the city of Berkeley has no authority to ban natural […]

Climate Litigation Would Close Pennsylvania For Business

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By David N. Taylor Recent opinion content making its rounds in state papers reveals that the national campaign to sue U.S. energy companies for the effects of global climate change has chosen Pennsylvania as its next target. These climate lawsuits have failed in other states because they are without merit. The Clean Air Council and […]

Is the new Pennsylvania budget good for business?

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By David Taylor Governor Josh Shapiro recently signed the budget measure for fiscal year 2023-24, capping a tense month of negotiation and suspense. For manufacturers, the budget is a mixed bag, but there is cause for optimism. Important manufacturing programs received bipartisan support in the budget, including the Manufacturing Innovation Program, a collaboration of the […]