Author: Diana Polson


RELEASE: Effects of a Minimum Wage Increase on Social Safety Net

INCREASED INCOME FROM RAISING MINIMUM WAGE IS GREATER, AND IN MOST CASES, FAR GREATER THAN THE LOSS IN BENEFITS...

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Impact of Full ACA Repeal in Pennsylvania

Full repeal of the Affordable Care Act would lead to over 850,000 Pennsylvanians losing their health insurance. Yet, this...

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Analysis of Gov. Wolf’s Proposed 2019-20 State Budget

INTRODUCTION Some important things have changed in Pennsylvania politics as a result of the 2018 election. But the basic...

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Minimum Wage and Social Safety Net Programs

Introduction As Pennsylvania seriously considers raising the minimum wage for the first time in over a decade, concerns have...

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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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A $15/HR Minimum Wage Increase by 2025 Would Raise Wages for Over 2 Million Workers in PA. Who Are They?

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. The Demographic Impacts of a Minimum Wage Increase Wrapped into his 2019 budget...

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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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PA’s Tax Structure Worsens Income Inequality, the Racial Wealth Gap and Contributes to our Revenue Inadequacy

State tax systems across the United States vary tremendously in their structure, resulting in varied impacts on income inequality,...

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It’s Time for a Real Severance Tax in Pennsylvania

Legislators on both sides of the aisle, and Governor Wolf, all made proposals in 2017 to enact severance taxes...

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At Students’ Expense: Rising Costs Threaten Pennsylvania Public Universities’ Role in Upward Mobility

Deep cuts in state funding coupled with living expenses on campus that have risen faster than tuition are threatening...

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