Our policy research function is manifested in policy papers stressing 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.
Our 30 minute television production is seen on cable channels across the Commonwealth. The program provides insights into current events affecting Pennsylvanians, such as the economy, health care, taxes, the environment, schools, and how taxpayer money is being spent.
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
Pennsylvania’s updated open records law was a monumental upgrade and a major win for advocates of more accessible and accountable state government. At ten years of age and counting, the law occupies a high position on the list of certifiable legislative accomplishments. The reform measure was spearheaded by then Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, and […]
In 1960, a popular Sam Cooke song began with the lyric: “Don’t know much about history…” Sadly, nearly sixty years later, that could be our alternative national anthem. Successive studies show yawning deficiencies in history and civics knowledge across age classes, but especially among younger people. The problem has many parts. Manifold choices of entertainment […]
In politics, reform is a magic word. During campaign season, as voters know too well, it is tossed as freely as rice once was at weddings. The concept of reform, wrapped in high principles and noble intentions, invariably draws wide public support. But getting broad agreement on a practical, detailed plan, and then running the […]
Happy New Year to you all and let’s hope that 2019 heralds some positive developments for the planet and for our respective economies and societies, although as we saw for the USA and the UK the numbers of ‘would be’ immigrants beating a path to both of our front doors is growing in intensity. The […]