Scott Wagner and Matt Brouillette

With the Commonwealth Foundation calling for privatized trash services and Brouillette appearing at Wagner’s campaign kick-off, all this reeks of the type of influence and political insider peddling that both pretend to be against.

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Fairness Center Failures

A pair of recent Pennsylvania court cases made news last week resulting in a loss for the Fairness Center and skeptical Supreme Court justices questioning their arguments in another. The Fairness Center are an Oklahoma based organization suing labor unions and allies exclusively in Pennsylvania. The latest records available show that some of their budget comes from the Commonwealth Foundation, a front “non-profit” that operates as a political pressure organization for its billionaire funders.The Fairness Center took up the cause of Bill Green, former head of the SRC (State Reform Commission), Philadelphia’s state-imposed governing board for its school district,...

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Right-leaning Outfit Advocates for the Wealthy

This article originally appeared in the York Dispatch on October 10, 2017. By Eric Rosso.With the Pennsylvania House of Representatives returning last month, all eyes were on Speaker Mike Turzai and the approach his caucus was taking to the budget impasse. An approach, worth noting, that was panned in editorial boards across Pennsylvania. In fact, one such editorial wondered out loud if the Turzai led caucus made up the budget numbers they internally fell to pieces over.While Turzai and the House GOP deserve blame for the current budget stalemate gripping Harrisburg, it was in fact the Commonwealth Foundation who...

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Another Oklahoma Registered Front Group

When most Pennsylvanians think of fair treatment, the first image that pops into their head is probably not Oklahoma based organizations funded by billionaires suing public school teachers here in the Keystone State.

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