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Third and State is a joint blog of the Keystone Research Center and Pennsylvania Budget & Policy Center, providing a progressive view of the state economy, budget, and other policy matters. For older blog posts, click here.

Friday’s Five Fast Facts about Federal Priorities: What’s Been Happening in Washington, DC, this Week?

Jeff Garis | 02/03/2023

Friday’s Five Fast Facts about Federal Priorities: What’s Been Happening in Washington, DC, this Week? | Friday, February 3, 2023 February has arrived. Temperatures in Pennsylvania are plummeting, Punxsutawney Phil

A Citizens’ Overview of the Approved Pittsburgh 2023 Budget

Nthando Thandiwe | 01/31/2023

On December 19, 2022, Pittsburgh City Council passed the 2023 final budget for the city. This enacted budget is...

Friday’s Five Fast Facts about Federal Priorities: What’s Been Happening in Washington, DC, this Week?

Jeff Garis | 01/27/2023

Friday’s Five Fast Facts about Federal Priorities: What’s Been Happening in Washington, DC, this Week? | Friday, January 27,...

Testimony to Speaker Rozzi’s Workgroup on House Rules

Marc Stier | 01/27/2023

Testimony by Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, to Speaker Rozzi’s Workgroup on House Rules....

PBPC STATEMENT: On the Murder of Tyre Nichols

Marc Stier | 01/26/2023

The murder of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers took place in another state far from Pennsylvania. But...

STATEMENT: Protect Medicare and Social Security

Marc Stier | 01/23/2023

Statement by PBPC director Marc Stier at a press conference with US Representatives Brendan Boyle and Mary Gay Scanlan,...

Friday’s Five Fast Facts about Federal Priorities: What’s Been Happening in Washington, DC, this Week?

Jeff Garis | 01/20/2023

Friday, January 20, 2023 The US House and Senate have been in recess this week, but there have been...

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