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.
Various productions are available online as video or audio programs. Topics include PA History Makers, public policy and more.
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
Pension Reform: Consolidation Is Not the Answer
Pennsylvania’s pension funding problem didn’t happen overnight, and you can’t fix it overnight. Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz about pension reform, and rightfully so. Pennsylvania is on the fast track to a crisis. The commonwealth’s pension programs for some 800,000 state workers and public school teachers are in the hole to the tune […]
Preparing Pennsylvania’s Workforce to Make the Most of American Energy
The stable price of natural gas, driven by its abundance right here in America, is helping manufacturers in steel, plastics and chemical sectors revitalize their workforces. The proposed ethylene cracker plant planned for Beaver County is a prime example of how abundant Pennsylvania natural gas will bring new manufacturing and petrochemical jobs to our region […]
The President Misled America About Benghazi Episode
It’s now clear that the events surrounding the lethal Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, qualifies as a defining moment for the president, his administration and this election. The most recent developments center on the assault itself. Last week, Reuters reported that diplomatic officers sent emails during the Benghazi attack and […]
The Civic Education America Needs
All countries seek to inculcate their youth with values that reflect and enhance their national culture—sometimes with horrific results, such as the goose-stepping Hitler Youth or head-nodding madrassas in the Middle East. America used to welcome the contest of ideas against such closed autocracies—fighting not with their forced demonstrations and coerced sloganeering, but by teaching […]