Author: Diana Polson


Calm Before the Storm: An Analysis of Governor Wolf’s Proposed Budget for 2020-21

We were in the last two weeks of work on this analysis of the governor’s proposed budget for the...

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Corporate Tax Cuts Since 2002 Now Cost PA $4.2 Billion Yearly: Pennsylvania Should Pass Worldwide Combined Reporting

DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE This paper focuses on the details of one part of this story: the cuts in corporate taxes in...

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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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The 2019-20 Enacted Budget: How Did Education Fare?

While this 2018-19 budget increase moves us in the right direction with increased funding for education, it still does...

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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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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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Exploring the Potential Benefits of Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization in Pennsylvania

The legalization of the adult use of cannabis in Pennsylvania has been debated vigorously over the past year, during...

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Some Steps Forward Amid Major Disappointments: Pennsylvania’s Enacted Budget 2019-2020

Pennsylvania enacted a $33.997 billion budget on June 28, 2019. And for the second year in a row, the...

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NEW REPORT: Medicaid Expansion Has Averted an Estimated 369 Deaths a Year of Near-Elderly Low-Income Individuals in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – New evidence shows that 1,467 lives were saved in the four years since Medicaid was expanded in...

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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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