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.
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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
Revamping The Redistricting Process Might Be Progress, But No Guarantee Of Greater Pennsylvania Influence In Congress
In the late 1970s, when Pennsylvania still had a comparatively healthy complement of 25 congressmen, a statewide magazine sized up the capabilities of the men then serving. The judgment was not equivocal. For anyone believing that era represented some sort of political golden age, the report delivered the disillusioning evaluation: “Pennsylvania’s Dismal Congressional Delegation.” This […]
Pennsylvanians spend a great deal of time railing against real and conjectured faults of state government. Yet, the relentless criticism often overlooks some of the most harmful deficiencies in performance. Documentation of the saddest sort confirms this is certainly the case in regard to the flaws and overburdens afflicting the child protection system. Twenty […]
Freedom of the press is one of the bedrock, defining, and indispensable rights in our democracy. Every year when media awards are handed out, Pennsylvanians are reminded there is a lot of top-shelf journalism practiced daily in communities large and small across our sixty-seven counties. There are good reasons to be proud of our […]
Warning signs spread across our national landscape like invasive species. The sharp decline in the sense of community. The increasing unwillingness of many individuals to concede gray areas in public policy matters. The prevalence of ad hominem attacks substituting for informed and civil discourse. These troubling trends compound abundant worries over the challenges facing our […]