Author: Stephen Herzenberg


Small Businesses and Workers Still Need Help

The state budget enacted in late June has two glaring and interrelated missing pieces: it provides little support for...

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Missing the Target: PA Emergency Rental Assistance Shorts Communities with Greatest Need 

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Why You Get Hurt When Your Neighbors’ Unemployment Benefits Get Cut

May job numbers for the nation, released June 4, and the Pennsylvania job numbers for April, released late May,...

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It’s Time to Invest in Affordable, High-Speed Broadband for All

Both Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center’s education work in Pennsylvania and Keystone Research Center’s work on the four-state (PA,...

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KRC Joins Other Experts in Making Recommendations to the Biden Administration on How to Achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations Member States, including the U.S., unanimously approved 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be...

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A Necessary First Step: Governor Wolf’s Proposal to Provide Adequate & Equitable Funding of PA Schools

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New Data on Jobs and Small Businesses Show the Need for American Rescue Plan

Updated April 22, 2021: Since the publishing date of this blog, there has been new state jobs data released for...

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Analysis of the Pennsylvania 2021-22 Executive Budget

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Congress, State Lawmakers, Take Heed: PA’s Workers & Small Businesses Still Hurting from COVID Crash

Economists use multiple measures to assess the health of Pennsylvania’s economy. Special care is needed to identify reliable measures...

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The U.S. Mismanaged COVID and Has More Deaths and Higher Joblessness as a Result

The U.S. and Pennsylvania have had extensive debate in recent months about whether policymakers should focus on reducing the...

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Kitchen Table Issues and the 2020 Presidential Election

There has been a lot of discussion about character issues in this election. But kitchen table issues are likely...

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The Choice Before Us: New Deal or Depression

We have been told recently that the our presidential election choice is “boom or depression.” That seems on target,...

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