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.

Washington Launches Paid Family and Medical Leave: Pennsylvania Should Follow Suit

Diana Polson | 01/14/2020

We all know things come up in the course of our lives that can bring joy and/or create stress—welcoming a new child into your home, caring for a loved one who is ill, or dealing with an illness yourself....

On Economic Policy, It’s Not What President Trump Says, It’s What He Does That Matters

Stephen Herzenberg | 01/06/2020

The piece below originally ran in the York Dispatch here. We’ve reposted it with a few hyperlinks. In 2016,...

The Public College Affordability Gap Looms Large for Pennsylvania Students

Diana Polson | 12/23/2019

This time of year, high school seniors are applying to colleges, and some are even beginning to hear back...

Judicial Gerrymandering Is Back

Marc Stier | 12/18/2019

Republicans who control the Pennsylvania House of Representatives couldn’t find time to raise the minimum wage this week. But...

On Today’s Ruling On the Affordable Care Act Individual Health Insurance Mandate

Marc Stier | 12/18/2019

Today’s 2-1 decision by a federal appeals court rules the ACA’s requirement that people have health insurance is unconstitutional...

Opposing the State Senate’s Attempt to Reduce Access to Life-Saving Treatment During a Deadly Overdose Crisis (Opposing SB 675)

Adrienne Standley | 11/20/2019

In the midst of a tragic overdose crisis, in the state with the third highest rate of overdose deaths...

Thoughts on SB 421 – The Election Reform Bill

Marc Stier | 10/29/2019

Last Friday we released a policy brief on SB 421, the election reform bill that that is currently being...

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