Legislative Alerts

Shared Priorities

January 23, 2015J

This week Americans for Prosperity shared our national priorities with the entire country, based off of what we have heard from activists like you all over the nation tell us about what hurdles you are facing and what government can (and cannot) do to make things better. You might have seen the Reform America email […]

AFP Pennsylvania Policy Priorities for 2015

January 15, 2015J

AFP Pennsylvania calls on Governor-Elect Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Legislature to responsibly manage state resources, resolve systemic budget issues and advance legislation that expands economic and individual opportunity across the Commonwealth. Working with our grassroots, we will continue to engage and pressure lawmakers to advance free-market, pro-growth policies. Our 2015 legislative priorities are below: […]

Taxpayers said, “You’re hired!’ Now get to work!

December 17, 2014

How long could you get away with doing nothing in your new job?  A few days?  A week?  Two weeks?  That is how long the new legislature will be on-the-job before they start working for you.  On January 6th, the 2015-16 Pennsylvania General Assembly will be sworn-in to their new posts, but they don’t plan […]

Interregnum: New Vocabulary Word!

December 16, 2014

inŸterŸregŸnum noun a period when normal government is suspended, especially between successive reigns or regimes. There are a lot of Latin phrases floating around in Harrisburg this time of year.  A few weeks ago, the 2013-14 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly adjourned sine die, which is derived from the Latin phrase “without day”, which […]

Kill the Death Tax

September 03, 2014J

The death tax, also known as the estate tax, is a tax on a person’s assets at death. Family-owned farms and businesses are most vulnerable to the death tax. When one generation wishes to pass family business assets down to the next generation, the death tax can threaten the continued viability of the business’ operations. […]