Third and State is a joint blog of the Keystone Research Center and PA Budget & Policy Center providing a progressive view of the state economy, budget and other policy matters.

How Many Lives Have We Saved?

Marc Stier | 06/29/2020

While Republican legislators have been insisting on an early reopening of businesses in Pennsylvania, we have seen one of the most dramatic declines in both COVID-19 cases and deaths of any state in the country. From a height of...

Legal Brief by PA Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center Supports Gov. Wolf in Stay-at-Home Order Court Case

Marc Stier | 06/29/2020

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center submitted an amicus curia brief in Wolf v. Scarnatti,...

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Economy- An Update

Stephen Herzenberg and Maisum Murtaza | 06/02/2020

This blog provides an update on the impact of the COVID Crash on the Pennsylvania economy. The “good news”...

Racism in America and the Current Moment

Marc Stier & Kadida Kenner | 06/01/2020

The attention of the public and political leaders in our state and country has understandably been focused in the...

Our Opportunity to Re-evaluate: Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Policy Response and Priorities Moving Forward

Diana Polson | 05/22/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down. Many of us worry about the health and well-being of...

A Statement on HB 1776: Property School Tax Freeze Is a Wrong Move for PA

Marc Stier | 04/30/2020

Pennsylvania, like every other state in the country, faces an unprecedented budget crisis at both the state and local...

Statement on HB 2412: Is Real Estate Really Essential?

Marc Stier | 04/30/2020

We want to reiterate our opposition to HB 2412 even as amended, a bill to require the secretary of...

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