The Edward H. Arnold Institute for Policy Studies

Climate Litigation Would Close Pennsylvania For Business

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?

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 […]

Shapiro in Wonderland – Down The Rabbit Hole in Harrisburg?

By Dr. Charles Greenawalt Recently in The Philadelphia Inquirer, a former staffer in the Casey Administration, displayed a lively imagination in proposing to rewrite the Pennsylvania Constitution.  As time passes in the Biden Era, we see an increasing number of politicians and political pundits who delight in reshaping government constitutions, laws, institutions, and practices to […]

Time To Close Philadelphia’s Mass Tort Complex And Put An End To Litigation Tourism

By Tiger Joyce and Curt Schroder For a long time, Philadelphia has held the infamous title of “Judicial Hellhole” due to its courts’ reputations for luring out-of-state plaintiffs and opportunistic lawyers who file lawsuits and win large settlements. That reputation is largely due to Philly’s Complex Litigation Center (CLC), created in 1992 to handle complex […]

Let’s Work Together To Connect All Pennsylvanians

By Todd Eachus, Broadband Communications Association of Pennsylvania   In a world increasingly driven by digital connectivity, access to the internet is no longer a luxury – it is a fundamental necessity that allows Pennsylvanians to communicate, learn, work, socialize, and access essential services. The COVID-19 pandemic only magnified the challenges faced by those in […]

Return to venue shopping in medical lawsuits already taking toll

A return to the no-good old days when plaintiffs’ lawyers were given wide latitude in where they could file medical malpractice lawsuits has been in effect for only six months, and already health care providers and civil justice reformers have seen enough. The return of venue, or forum, “shopping” has quickly resulted in a spike […]

MAGA or Die: Two Routes To The Future

By Congressman Bob Walker The term Maga has become the subject of attack and derision by the Democrats. Maga stands for Make America Great Again. Do they not want the nation to be great? Is there something about America which creates such scorn? Perhaps the answer lies in what they do promote—diversity, inclusion and equity. […]

Township Supervisors Work To Make Communities Better

By David M. Sanko   You may read about them in the newspaper, run into them in the supermarket, or even see them patching potholes, mowing along local roads, or plowing snow in the winter.    They’re your township supervisors and staff, and while you might not know all of them personally, these public servants […]

Pennsylvania Can Be A Leader In Natural Gas Production

By Greg Moreland Nothing gets done without energy. From powering computers, credit card machines, or heavy manufacturing machinery to providing the electricity needed for heat, air conditioning, or lighting, to creating buildings, furniture, and office supplies to fueling trucks to deliver, energy is the common denominator that sets our world in motion. There is a […]