Type of Document: Blog


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

We all know things come up in the course of our lives that can bring joy and/or create stress—welcoming...

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

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

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The Public College Affordability Gap Looms Large for Pennsylvania Students

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

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Judicial Gerrymandering Is Back

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

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

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

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

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

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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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