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The BOX Podcast

2012-06-11

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Gov. Corbett Takes The BOX

2012-06-11

Matt Brouillette is joined in the BOX studio by a special guest – Governor Tom Corbett!  Gov. Corbett shares his perspective on why a long-term approach to budgeting is important, where he sees liquor privatization and school choice progressing in the year ahead, and his take on the recent failed recall attempt of Gov. Scott [...]…

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Rep. Bloom Sounds the Alarm

2012-06-11 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 12s

Rep. Steve Bloom gets on The BOX to sound the alarm on the four areas of unsustainable growth in state spending and addresses specific measures and principles necessary to improve the Commonwealth’s economic outlook. » Tell a Friend…

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The BOX Podcast

2012-04-05

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Mend the Net: Welfare Secretary Alexander

2012-03-20 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 20s

Despite accusations of wanting to ‘throw the poor out on the street’, the reality is that in order to be able to support those who truly need assistance, reforms to the welfare system must occur.  Secretary of Welfare Gary Alexander explains the Corbett Administration’s plan to ‘mend the safety night’, while encouraging individual independence, rather [...]…

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The Future of School: A Conversation with Sec. Tomalis

2012-03-15 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 20s

With the growth of cyber schools, a new generation of parents, and an aging education model, what does the future of education look like? Matt Brouillette sits down with Education Secretary Ron Tomalis to talk about the changes ahead for K-12 education, and the Corbett administration’s plan to best to serve students and reward high-achieving [...]…

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The BOX Podcast

2012-02-13

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Reforming Corrections with Sec. Wetzel

2012-02-13 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 14s

The cost of corrections is a big expenditure in the Pennsylvania state budget. Is it possible to bring down these costs, while still keeping our communities safe and not lowering the bar? Corrections Secretary John Wetzel certainly thinks so. Matt Brouillette and Sec. Wetzel have a conversation about what has worked in other states, and [...]…

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Lt. Gov. Cawley Takes the BOX

2011-11-10 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 14s

Lt. Governor Cawley got on the BOX this week to discuss one of the Administration’s top priorities – Marcellus Shale development.  He and Matt discuss misconceptions, an impact fee, and what this development means for job creation for Pennsylvania – including outside of the Marcellus Shale region. » Tell a Friend…

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Making the Grade: Teacher Evaluations

2011-11-10 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 14s

Rep. Ryan Aument is taking the lead on what he considers to be crucial education reform- introducing legislation that would implement a new teacher evaluation system for school districts all across Pennsylvania.  Rep. Aument joins Matt for a discussion of this bill and what it would mean for teachers, students, and parents statewide. » Tell [...]…

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Sen. Browne Talks Choice

2011-10-31 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 14s

Sen. Pat Browne believes in Choice – educational choice for students and their parents, and consumer choice for  liquor sales.   Sen. Browne sits down with Matt Brouillette to talk about these issues and where they line up in this fall’s legislative priority list. » Tell a Friend…

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Marcellus: A Local Look

2011-10-31 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 14s

State Rep. Tina Pickett represents the 110th legislative district – covering a large part of what is now considered “Marcellus Shale country”.  She took some time to join us on The BOX to discuss what she is seeing in her district, and what impact Marcellus Shale drilling is having – both environmentally and economically.   [...]…

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The Rabble-Rousers: Jim & Tony

2011-06-28 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 13s

A Democrat from Philly, and a Republican from Beaver County.  One an Obama campaigner, the other a Palin supporter.  Despite their differences, Rep. Tony Payton and Rep. Jim Christiana have been able to find major common ground: kids.   These two young representatives have been shaking things up in the House as they work together [...]…

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The Budget “Surplus” with Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser

2011-06-16 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 17s

Does Pennsylvania really have a budget surplus? What about what the state owes in unfunded liabilities? Matt Brouillette sits down for straight talk on the state budget with Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser. » Tell a Friend…

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Santorum Takes The BOX

2011-06-13 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 18s

Fresh from his presidential campaign kickoff, Rick Santorum talks with Senior Fellow Jeff Coleman.  From Obamacare to his vote on the Bush prescription drug plan, the former senator takes The Box! » Tell a Friend…

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Sturla Talks Choice

2011-05-11
Length: 17m 14s

Just about the only thing that Matt Brouillette and Rep. Mike Sturla can agree on is a love for the Phillies.  Nonetheless, Rep. Sturla joins ...…

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The Governor takes The BOX

2011-05-11
Length: 16m 14s

Matt Brouillette had the honor of welcoming Gov. Tom Corbett into the studio today to talk about the Budget, Marcellus Shale, and why those who ...…

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Dinniman on SB1: Kids Come First

2011-05-09
Length: 16m 48s

Senator Andy Dinniman, Democratic chairman of the Senate Education Committee, sits down with Matt Brouillette on The BOX Program to discuss SB1.  He talks about ...…

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Metzgar on Marcellus

2011-04-28
Length: 14m 2s

Rep. Carl Metzgar steps in to the studio with Matt to discuss Marcellus Shale drilling, a severance tax, and the impact on local communities.…

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The Maverick: Rep. Tony Payton on School Choice

2011-04-28
Length: 14m 59s

Philadelphia-area Democrat Rep. Tony Payton is a firm believer in the importance of school choice and giving options to kids that are trapped in failing ...…

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Building Better Budgets: McTigue & Williams on The BOX

2011-04-21
Length: 12m 42s

Matt is joined on The BOX by Maurice McTigue, VP of the Mercatus Center and former New Zealand Member of Parliament, and Bob Williams, former ...…

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What’s In, What’s Out?

2009-10-17
Length: 12m 27s

This week on THE BOX, Matt will discuss what's in the state budget from "walking around money" to wasteful spending, and what's out of the ...…

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Wither Reform?

2009-10-03
Length: 42m 33s

The ongoing budget impasse and the attendant secrecy of negotiations have many asking, What has happened to reform? This week, Matt will explore what has happened ...…

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The Gamble: Betting & the Budget

2009-09-12
Length: 45m 23s

Leaders of the Senate and House Democrats have a budget agreement to spend nearly $28 Billion. The deal includes $200 Million in taxes from ...…

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Union Politics

2009-09-05
Length: 15m 42s

Unions depend on politics for coerced dues/fees, as well as special legislative privileges. This week, Matt will explore how union politics cost us both ...…

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Cap & Trade

2009-08-29
Length: 13m 53s

Congress wants to raise the cost of EVERYTHING. Well, they won't say that, but the so-called "Cap Trade" legislation that passed the House ...…

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ObamaCare in PA

2009-08-15
Length: 9m 11s

President Obama thinks government intervention can solve our health care insurance problems.  Matt talks to Peter Ferarra, author of “The Obama Health Plan: Rationing, Higher ...…

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Marcellus: Local Impact

0000-00-00 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 16s

Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko and Township Supervisor Eric Matthews talk about Marcellus Shale drilling and what it means for the local economy and environment. » Tell a Friend…

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Sam Rohrer Roundup

0000-00-00 :: Commonwealth Foundation
Length: 11s

Sam Rohrer gets on The BOX this week, as the new head of Americans for Prosperity Pennsylvania.  Sam shares AFP’s legislative priorities for the state this year, and makes his predictions on the budget negotiations under the new administration. …

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