Author: Marc Stier


Statement on Budget Plan Approved by the House Appropriations Committee

The budget approved by the Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee does basically what we expected. Most of...

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The Budget Pennsylvania Needs Now: A Preview and Analysis of the Full-Year 2020 Budget

Download or print full document. No matter where we live, what we look like, whether we are native-born or...

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Why The Republicans In Harrisburg Won’t Fight COVID-19

COVID-19 cases are rising again across the country and in our state. Cases in Pennsylvania are averaging 1,552 per...

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How the General Assembly Can Try to Steal the Election, Why It Would Be Wrong to Do So, and How to Stop It

There has been loose talk among right-wing activists calling on the General Assembly to intervene in the choice of...

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The General Assembly Cannot Unilaterally Stop Mail-in Ballots From Being Counted

Right-wing advocates and Trump supporters are urging the General Assembly to take action next week to override the Pennsylvania...

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Statement on the Death of Walter Wallace, Jr.

The murder of Walter Wallace, Jr. is being called tragic. And it is. But when certain tragedies keep happening,...

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HB 2513 Threatens Not Just Our Health but the Economy

Republicans in Harrisburg appear ready to move to override Governor Wolf’s veto of HB 2513, which would severely limit...

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COVID-19: The False Choice Between Our Health and the Economy

For six months now, Republican legislators in Harrisburg have been telling a false story about COVID-19 and the economy....

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UPDATE: How Many Lives Have We Saved?

While, for months, Republican legislators were insisting on a rapid reopening of businesses in Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf’s health and...

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The Consequences for PA of Declaring the ACA Unconstitutional

A case coming before the Supreme Court threatens to declare the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. If that happens,...

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