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Why Christ followers should spurn 'identity politics'

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Congressional Redistricting Update: What a Mess

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Senate and House Leaders Challenge PA Supreme Court Redistricting

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State Rep Ryan Mackenzie's Press Release

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Thomas Issues His Cultural Ruling

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Second Judge Rules Against Trump on Illegal Immigration

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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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Massacre in Orlando: 86th Instance of Islamist Terror in US Since 9/11

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By David Inserra / /at The Daily Signal

Jim Young/Reuters/Newscom People gather for a candlelight vigil during a memorial service for the victims of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando,Florida, June 13, 2016 David Inserra specializes in cyber and homeland security policy, including protection of critical infrastructure, as policy analyst in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies

This attack is the 22nd plot or attack since the start of 2015, and the sixth this year. The massacre in Orlando is also the 20th attack or plot aimed at large public gatherings, such as bars and restaurants, shopping malls, parks, and conventions.

Mass gatherings are the second-most common target, just after military targets, which have been

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8,100 Petitions Delivered…Were You There?

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8,100 Petitions Delivered…Were You There? Web Version

Hello

Sometime ago, many of you signed a Petition to defeat the “Fairness Bill” (Senate Bill 974 and House Bill 1510), and many of you are continuing to distribute the Petition.

We want to take this time to first of all thank you all for taking part in this Petition Drive and therefore taking a stand to take back our nation from the statists!

We are truly most grateful for each and every one of you!

Let me give you a rundown of today’s activities in our first FULL DAY of war at the capital. But first let me address two items:

(Item 1) Speaker Turzai’s office not allowing video: Donna Merritt

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America needs to teach Bret Stephens a lesson

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By Don Todd at NetRight Daily and Americans for Limited Government

Bret Stephens, deputy editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal was recently interviewed on CNN regarding Donald Trump. In that interview Stephens expressed a desire that Donald Trump be “the biggest loser in presidential history.” He went on to state that he wouldn’t vote for Trump so that “Republican voters will forever learn their lesson that they cannot nominate a man so manifestly unqualified to be president in any way, shape or form.” He then opined that Republicans need to learn the lessons of McGovern in 1972, referring to McGovern’s loss of forty-nine states in the presidential election that year.

The breathtaking arrogance of Mr. Stephens is typical of

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Voting irregularities disenfranchises many in Riverside County

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Jacob Preal at Valley News (California)

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Voters all across Riverside County were surprised Tuesday, June 7 to find that they had either been re-registered as democrats or “declined to state,” barring them from the closed republican primary, or were otherwise turned away from the polls. Multiple reports of voter irregularities were filed in as the day went on. Enough were filed to warrant an investigation by the District Attorney, according to GOTV Vice-Chairman Michael Garrison. As the investigation is under way, hundreds of voters feel suppressed by what are being called “voter abnormalities.”

Garrison started receiving word of abnormalities around lunchtime on primary day. Reaching out with a Facebook post, he

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Report: Rising Health Care Costs Contribute to Income Inequality

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Health care costs have largest effect on working and middle class, report finds

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BY: at the Washington Free Beacon

Ali Meyer is a staff writer with the Washington Free Beacon covering economic issues that expose government waste, fraud, and abuse.

 

Rising health care costs are contributing to the growth of income inequality, according to a report from the Mercatus Center.

“Most employers pay workers a combination of earnings and benefits, which include retirement plans and health insurance coverage,” the report said. “If benefits become more expensive, earnings growth will suffer.”

The group, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, concluded that employer-provided health care

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Good News and Bad News on the State Budget

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Inside this issue • Good News and Bad News on the State Budget Good News and Bad News on the State Budget News about the 2016-2017 budget negotiations is starting to trickle out of the Capitol. The good news is that Governor Wolf has Continue reading…

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