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The Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy's Mission

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

Why Holocaust Remembrance Matters

By David A. Atkinson, Associate, Susquehanna Valley Center's Edward H. Arnold Institute of Policy Studies on

For those who share a deep appreciation for history, the combination of pivotal events and powerful intellects and captivating personalities who shaped our nation and way of life, this cannot be said to be the best of times. Many of us are numbed by the succession of surveys showing how little familiarity young people have […]

State University Faculty Are An Appreciating Asset

By David Atkinson, Associate, Susquehanna Valley Center's Edward H. Arnold Institute of Policy Studies on

Ken Mash, President of the state university faculty union (APSCUF), discusses these issues on Behind the Headlines Recent news stories make crystal clear that the fourteen universities constituting the State System of Higher Education are confronting a thicket of tough problems, brought to the fore by a disturbing drop in enrollment at most campuses. Two […]

Marveling At The Museum Of The American Revolution

By David A. Atkinson, Associate, Susquehanna Valley Center's Edward H. Arnold Institute for Policy Studies on

As teachers, parents, and schoolkids know, spring is prime season for fieldtrips.  Recently, three decidedly older kids picked an April Saturday for a foray to Philadelphia to take in the Museum of the American Revolution.  The history-loving trio included Charlie Greenawalt, Senior Fellow at the Susquehanna Valley Center, Ed Arnold, Chairman of the Board, and […]

Townships Demand Immediate Leadership from State to Address Volunteer Firefighter Crisis

By Shirl Barnhart, Immediate Past President, PA State Association of Township Supervisors on

The volunteer fire company is a long and cherished tradition in our commonwealth, dating back to 1736 when Ben Franklin founded the nation’s first all-volunteer force to fight blazes in Philadelphia. For nearly three centuries, communities have relied on volunteer fire companies to protect property and save lives. Today, this volunteer model is in jeopardy.   […]