Op-Eds

Jul

16

2021

July 16, 2021

Nationwide inflation is here and no sector of the economy is immune to it. The US Consumer Price Index increased by 0.9% in June, the largest one-month increase in 13 years. Over the past year, prices are now up 5.4%.  [Read More]

Jul

07

2021

July 07, 2021

A forensic investigation of our election results and processes for the 2020 General Election and the 2021 Primary will go a long way to restore trust in our system.  [Read More]

Jul

02

2021

July 02, 2021

The attacks on charter schools from the Wolf Administration and their teacher union allies are mounting. Recent “reform” measures being touted seek to cut the funding of charter schools by $395 million.  [Read More]

Jun

09

2021

June 09, 2021

I recently accepted an invitation to meet with Arizona State Legislators and tour the Maricopa County Audit facility in Phoenix, AZ.  [Read More]

May

25

2021

May 25, 2021

The timing has never been more right for regulatory and permitting reform in Pennsylvania as our small businesses and economy begin to recover from the effects of the pandemic.  [Read More]

May

04

2021

May 04, 2021

Together with Senator Pat Stefano, I am introducing legislation to repeal Act 77.  [Read More]

Apr

26

2021

April 26, 2021

Apr

14

2021

April 14, 2021

One year after COVID shutdown orders radically changed the way we live our lives; Pennsylvania is slowly returning to some semblance of normalcy as the Wolf Administration begins to belatedly relax certain restrictions.  [Read More]

Mar

18

2021

March 18, 2021

In March 2020, Governor Wolf faced a crucial decision in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC issued guidance for long term care facilities to all 50 States. “Guidance” is the important word here as this was not a “directive” to each Governor.    [Read More]

Mar

17

2021

March 17, 2021

Senator Judy Ward, Senator Doug Mastriano, and Representative Stephanie Borowicz As advocates for unborn children, we are proud to jointly introduce legislation to protect unborn babies with beating hearts. Similar to heartbeat legislation passed in 11 states, under Senate Bill 378 and House Bill 904, detection of an unborn baby’s beating heart would prevent an […]  [Read More]

Feb

26

2021

February 26, 2021

We remember the service and sacrifice of our citizens who faced a massive Iraqi Army 30 years ago this week.  [Read More]

Feb

26

2021

February 26, 2021

The Wolf Administration has consistently turned to tax and spend policies as a way of addressing issues in Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

Feb

18

2021

February 18, 2021

Feb

02

2021

February 02, 2021

Governor Wolf has never met a tax or fee that he does not like.  [Read More]

Feb

01

2021

February 01, 2021

One of the most important tasks that I have as a State Senator is reviewing the Governor’s selections for state cabinet positions and confirming their appointments.  [Read More]

Jan

21

2021

January 21, 2021

Along with many Pennsylvanians, I was astounded upon learning that Secretary Levine was promoted into the Biden Administration.  [Read More]

Dec

21

2020

December 21, 2020

It was the summer of 1776, near New York City, when General George Washington readied his troops for an attack by the British.  As the leading center of commerce, it was imperative that the Continental Army help this vital economic center. British General William Howe arrived prepared— every detail was considered, and the element of […]  [Read More]

Dec

18

2020

December 18, 2020

There is election fraud in Pennsylvania and denying it won’t make it go away.  [Read More]

Dec

11

2020

December 11, 2020

COVID-19 and the Governor have hijacked Act 77 of 2019 into an unconstitutional law, which has triggered the lawsuit against the Wolf Administration from Texas.  [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

Recently I saw a meme depicting an agent of the state applying a battering ram to the front door of a home while shouting, “I know you bought a turkey that feeds more than 10 to 12!”. The outrageousness of the meme garnered a sarcastic chuckle from me but was nonetheless sobering.  [Read More]

Nov

19

2020

November 19, 2020

I have become increasingly alarmed about the lack of transparency regarding the proposed solar panel project in Mount Joy Township, Adams County.  [Read More]

Nov

10

2020

November 10, 2020

“The integrity of the election process lies at the heart of any republic.” Those words are found within a Third Circuit Court of Appeals opinion, regarding one of the most corrupt and unabashed election scandals in Pennsylvania history. It was in the Marks vs Stinson case from March 16, 1994.  The opinion further states: “The […]  [Read More]

Nov

05

2020

November 05, 2020

“A republic if you can keep it” – famous words uttered by Benjamin Franklin upon being asked what type of government the Continental Congress created.  [Read More]

Sep

24

2020

September 24, 2020

Pennsylvanians are fed up with government overreach and oppression.  [Read More]

Aug

11

2020

August 11, 2020

The announcement by Governor Tom Wolf recommending that high school sports be postponed until the New Year represents the ongoing dithering and chaos that personifies his performance during this crisis.  [Read More]

Aug

07

2020

August 07, 2020

A restaurant from Ohio recently awarded PA Governor Tom Wolf with its “employee of the month award.”  [Read More]

Jul

14

2020

July 14, 2020

Engraved by the steps of the Capitol in Harrisburg is a quote from Benjamin Franklin stating “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  [Read More]

Jul

02

2020

July 02, 2020

As we celebrate the Fourth of July, our freedoms are in danger of disappearing.  [Read More]

Jun

19

2020

June 19, 2020

Wearing a mask is no longer about safety, but about Governor Wolf’s autocratic control over your life (see his June 17 press conference).   [Read More]

Jun

03

2020

June 03, 2020

As Governor Wolf continues his lockdown, another pandemic is spreading across our state: domestic and sexual abuse.  [Read More]

Jun

02

2020

June 02, 2020

Benjamin Franklin was asked in 1787, “what do we have Mr. Franklin, a Republic or a king?” He responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”  [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Every aspect of life has been impacted by Governor Wolf’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.   [Read More]

May

19

2020

May 19, 2020

Upon being asked last week if wearing a mask is law in Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf responded, “I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t know what the issue is here, uh, if you want to stay safe, you ought to wear a mask…again, you can take that as something maybe, uh, has force of law.”  [Read More]

May

05

2020

May 05, 2020

I was an exchange student in West Germany in the early 1980s during the Cold War, when that nation was divided into a free western half and the oppressed socialist eastern half.  [Read More]

Apr

10

2020

April 10, 2020

Pennsylvania has managed to navigate dark times across the generations, and our state has overcome each crisis better and stronger than before.  [Read More]

Apr

07

2020

April 07, 2020

Peyton Manning rightly said, “Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.”  [Read More]

Apr

06

2020

April 06, 2020

Over the past few weeks, I have heard frustration from business owners, constituents and Pennsylvanians alike about the business waiver process associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.  [Read More]

Mar

27

2020

March 27, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf recently declared that our Commonwealth is in the midst of a potentially catastrophic health crisis and unilaterally issued proclamations and edicts that shut down thousands of businesses, putting millions out of work.  [Read More]

Mar

09

2020

March 09, 2020

Anyone hoping that Governor Wolf would unveil a realistic budget proposal in early February was surely disappointed.  [Read More]

Feb

10

2020

February 10, 2020

Pennsylvania ranks in the top 10 in tax burden among all states, according to the Commonwealth Foundation, and there have been five tax hikes in the past 11 years.  [Read More]

Jan

09

2020

January 09, 2020

Transparency and accessibility are very important to me and an attribute that should be expected of every elected official.   [Read More]

Dec

05

2019

December 05, 2019

Sadly, the birthplace of liberty and freedom has become one of the highest taxed and over-regulated states in the nation.   [Read More]

Nov

07

2019

November 07, 2019

Most Pennsylvanians want to be left alone to live their lives without undo interference from the government.  [Read More]

Sep

13

2019

September 13, 2019

I applaud Governor Tom Wolf’s trip to Lithuania and Poland this week. He is the first serving governor to travel to the region and it is a great opportunity to strengthen the state’s military, economic, and business ties with these important NATO allies.  [Read More]

Sep

05

2019

September 05, 2019

School property taxes are crippling homeowners.  [Read More]

Aug

06

2019

August 06, 2019

Our Commonwealth’s foster care and adoption system is in a crisis.  [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

Thank you for your overwhelming support during the special election in May, where you gave me a record-setting mandate of nearly 70% of the vote.  [Read More]