Hey, Pennsylvania…we’re losing three-dozen college grads each day

The Commonwealth Foundation summarizes a new report that suggests Pennsylvania needs to get smart so that it doesn’t get dumber.

(Before you read the excerpt I included below, remember that the Commonwealth Foundation has a distinct political agenda.)

Pennsylvania’s brain drain is nothing new, but our migration problem hit a milestone in 2016. For the first time in 31 years, Pennsylvania’s population declined.

High out-migration is a sign that Harrisburg’s taxes and chronic overspending are holding Pennsylvanians back. Personal income and job growth are significantly below the US average. Our tax burden is the 15th highest in the nation. And Pennsylvania’s historically low unemployment rate remains above the national average.

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