Type of Document: Blog


Thoughts on SB 421 – The Election Reform Bill

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

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No Longer the Great Equalizer: New study highlights how Pennsylvania’s low and declining investment in higher education threatens access to college, especially for Black and Hispanic families

As we have showed previously, low levels of state funding for public higher education in Pennsylvania has led to...

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Corporate Tax Change will Bring Additional Revenue into Pennsylvania, How Much is Still Not Known

In June 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. that states may tax purchases made by...

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Fact vs. Myth on the Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage is not a hand-out to low-wage workers. It’s part of an effort to change the...

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PA Protects Against Insurance Losses Caused by Trump

A census bureau report released on Tuesday shows that 1.9 million more Americans were uninsured in 2018 than in 2017,...

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Child Care for Minimum Wage Workers in PA Costs 78.5% of Annual Earnings

“This fight for $15 is about more than money, it’s about being able to live.” — Reverend Dr. William...

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PA House Democrats Clarify the Minimum Wage Debate

Yesterday, Pennsylvania House Democrats, under minority leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny), stepped up in a big way for raising the...

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It Looks Like Pennsylvania Republicans Are Ready to Move on the Minimum Wage. But Is $8.50 enough? [Hint: No, it is not!]

State senators Michele Brooks (R – Mercer County) and Dan Laughlin (R – Erie County) told the Manufacturer and Business...

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Low Teacher Pay Shortchanges Teachers—and Students—in Pennsylvania

We wanted to highlight the Economic Policy Institute’s new analysis on the teacher pay gap and explain why it should encourage...

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Tax Freedom Day? Not Really.

Every year the Tax Foundation, a conservative think tank, releases a report about “Tax Freedom Day,” a made-up day...

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