Author: Marc Stier


An Explanation of Our Infographic, “Especially for Poor Districts, Drastic Corbett Education Cuts Remain”

So what difference does a budget actually make? Why should we care that we wound up with the Republican...

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Winners and Losers

Governor Wolf decided yesterday to allow the latest Republican budget to become law. We were hoping he would veto...

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No One Wants Leviathan

Listen to the extremist Republicans who are blocking a Pennsylvania budget deal and you might hear the echo of...

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Governor Wolf’s Minimum Wage Executive Order — A Step in the Right Direction

This week, Governor Tom Wolf announced that, through executive order, he would require Pennsylvania state workers under his jurisdiction...

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How Low Will They Go?

The majority of Pennsylvanians believe that every child in Pennsylvania deserves a high quality education. We believe that the...

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Senator Corman’s Budget Fantasy

The Independent Fiscal Office’s projection that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania faces a $1.8 billion structural deficit for the fiscal...

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Pennsylvania at the Crossroads

Pennsylvania is at a crossroads. We face a stark and profound choice between two different paths. The first path...

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Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

Five and a half weeks ago, Governor Wolf and the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania House and...

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Why Conservatives Can Like Pennsylvania’s Personal Income Tax

Rumors of a sudden interest on the part of Republicans in raising the personal Income tax (PIT) instead of...

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