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The Allegheny Institute for Public Policy is a conservative American think tank based in Western Pennsylvania. Using its expertise in economic development, tax increment financing, and eminent domain, it works with property owners and taxpayers to bring free market solutions to local government. The Institute performs detailed research on local policy issues, then publishes its findings in reports and policy briefs. Unlike many think tanks, it actively promotes its findings by providing this information to local policy makers.
The Institute has frequently asked governments to show that the benefits of proposed public projects outweigh their costs, and to evaluate social services projects on their outcomes basis rather than their inputs. This advocacy of improved business and regulatory environments goes counter to what they call the region's traditional political machine approaches.
The institute was founded in 1995. In 1997, its activities contributed substantially to the defeat of a proposed regional tax referendum to fund the construction of sports stadiums.
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