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.

The State of the Pennsylvania Economy 2022

Stephen Herzenberg, Claire Kovach, and Maisum Murtaza | 09/19/2022

The State of the Pennsylvania Economy Keystone Research Center released the complete “State of Working Pennsylvania 2022” on August 30. The report shows that the economy is performing well from

How Will President Biden’s Student Debt Relief Impact Pennsylvania?

Diana Polson | 09/12/2022

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Economic Messaging for Progressives

Marc Stier | 09/01/2022

PBPC has long focused not just on what policies to adopt but how we can build support for them....

From The White House: The Inflation Reduction Act Delivers Affordable Clean Energy for Pennsylvania

| 08/17/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     August 17, 2022 The Inflation Reduction Act is the most significant legislation in U.S....

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 — A Major Step Forward for the US and the World

Stephen Herzenberg and Marc Stier | 07/29/2022

We are happy to see that a deal has been reached to address growing inflation by reducing prescription health...

Marc Stier: We Need a Budget for All Pennsylvanians

Marc Stier | 07/06/2022

Originally published at the on July 6, 2022.   The last few weeks of public debate in Harrisburg...

Make a PA Earned Income Tax Credit Part of the Budget

Marc Stier | 06/29/2022

To: Members and staff of the General Assembly, editorial board members, and political writers From: Marc Stier, Director and...

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