Type of Document: Blog


Race and COVID-19

COVID-19 is like a chemical in which one dips a photographic print—it gradually reveals things that you could not...

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The Economy Is Dropping Like a Stone—Even More Aggressive Policies Needed

The evidence is mounting to show the economy, almost literally, is dropping like a stone. This blog summarizes that...

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What Not To Do In the Face of a COVID-19 Driven Recession: Lessons from the Corbett Years

As COVID-19 hurdles us towards a global recession, Pennsylvania will need to make difficult decisions about how to handle...

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The Likely Impact of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania

A recent study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington projects the...

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COVID Collapse Likely to Cost Pennsylvania More Than 750,000 Jobs by Summer

Updated:  04/02/2020 On April 2, the U.S. Department of Labor reported “hard” numbers on the economic impact of the...

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Funds for Pennsylvania in the Senate Coronavirus Relief Act

Update April 1: Two additional funding streams are not yet included in the table below. 1. The state should...

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Viruses, Health Care, and Communal Provision

A few years ago, I wrote a piece that explained why health care has to be provided communally. I showed that...

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Here Is What We Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Here is what we think we know about the bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus / relief bill that we expect the...

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Trump Makes the States a Medicaid Offer They Must Refuse

Yesterday the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would encourage states to apply for waivers...

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Earth to PA Lawmakers: 1.8 Million Pennsylvanians, Many in Rural PA, Are Paying the Price of Your Inaction

Pennsylvania’s legislative majority failed to raise our minimum wage in 2019, rejecting House and Senate legislation to get to...

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