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From the Commonwealth Foundation–Weekly Update

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Dear CF Friend,

With just 10 days until the June 30 budget deadline, the stakes are getting higher.

Not only does Gov. Wolf want the biggest spending hike in 25 years, but if he has his way, spending increases in his first two years alone will exceed the previous eight years combined.

News outlets are reporting that budget negotiations between the governor and legislative leaders are hovering between $31.5 billion and $32 billion. If the Legislature passes a $32 billion budget, this would equal $2.85 billion in spending increases in just the last two years.

To put this in perspective, this equals the total spending increases from 2006-2015.

As we all know,

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New Plan doesn’t Protect Taxpayers from Pension Politics

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By Nathan Benefild at the Commonwealth foundation

Today, the House State Government Committee passed a pension reform bill featuring an unproven “stacked hybrid” plan. This proposal falls short of the pension reform taxpayers needs to protect them from political manipulation and investment risk.

In the stacked hybrid system (for new hires only), the plan retains the current defined benefit plan on the first $50,000 of salary. Salary earned above $50,000 (or after 25 years) applies to a defined contribution plan. That is, the maximum defined benefit pension is $25,000.

The stacked hybrid is an unproven model; no state has ever implemented this type of plan. In contrast, ten states have side-by-side hybrid plans, as has the

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Guest Post: Wake Up Pennsylvanians

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Inside this issue • Guest Post: Wake Up Pennsylvanians Guest Post: Wake Up Pennsylvanians By, Rep. John D. McGinnis House District 79, Blair County$15 million of new pension debt each and every day over the last 15 years! That’s what our state government has dumped

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IRS targeting scandal: We will not allow Team Obama to run out the clock

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It’s a strategy the Obama administration has mastered – the 3-D strategy: Delay, Distract, and Deflect.

I cited that strategy in a post last month when a federal judge in Texas labelled the Obama Justice Department “unethical” and “intentionally deceptive” – calling out the biased behavior of government attorneys in defending President Obama’s unconstitutional Executive order on immigration, a case now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

This time it’s the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that’s back in the spotlight – implementing the 3-D strategy.

We have been in federal court since 2012 challenging the unconstitutional targeting by the IRS of conservative and Tea Party groups. This

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DHS Secretaries’ Schedules Suggest Amnesty Advocates were Setting Administration’s Immigration Agenda

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1. DHS Secretaries’ Schedules Suggest Amnesty Advocates were Setting Administration’s Immigration Agenda Information obtained by FAIR through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals that amnesty advocates had an open door to the Secretary of Homeland Security’s office.Read more

 

2. $1.5 Billion Per Year: The Cost of Educating the Unaccompanied Alien Minors Apprehended at the Border Beginning in 2014, a surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors (UAM) began to overrun the border. Read more

3. Montgomery County’s Big Tax Hike As Student Achievement Wanes Montgomery County, Maryland, Council President Nancy Floreen appeared on WMAL radio in Washington, D.C. to explain the county’s new budget. Read more

 

4. IRLI Sues the Obama

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After Puerto Rico’s collapse, is your city or state next?

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By / at Watchdog.org

This island of 3.6 million is losing residents, who are fleeing massive government debts. Debt migration could become more common over the next decade.

SEA OF DEBT: This island of 3.6 million is losing residents, who are fleeing massive government indebtedness. Debt migration could become more common over the next decade.

 

 

 

Which state or city is most likely to follow Puerto Rico’s example, and beg Congress for a legal mechanism to get out of its crushing bond and pension debts?

A detailed new study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University gets

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There’s a Broader Lesson to Learn from Philly’s Bait and Switch

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Inside this issue • There’s a Broader Lesson to Learn from Philly’s Bait and Switch There’s a Broader Lesson to Learn from Philly’s Bait and Switch Philadelphia may soon have the distinction of being one of two municipalities in the state with a beverage tax.

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Is the Obama Internet giveaway a criminal conspiracy?

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By Robert Romano at NetRight Daily and Americans for Limited Government

 

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on June 9 announced a plan preparing to transition the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on September 30.

The report proclaimed, “NTIA, along with other U.S. Government agencies, has reviewed the plan… NTIA finds that the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal meets the criteria necessary to complete the long-promised privatization of the IANA functions.”

There is only one problem.

The relinquishment of the responsibility over the IANA functions is prohibited under Section 539(a) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, enacted into law late last year: “None of the funds made available

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