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.

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

Stephen Herzenberg | 04/12/2021

In 2015, the United Nations Member States, including the U.S., unanimously approved 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. These goals are nonbinding, and each nation is to implement them based on its own priorities and...

Protecting our Democracy in 2021:  H.R. 1 – For The People Act 

Susan Gobreski | 03/19/2021

Participation is critical to representation. The House of Representatives just passed H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” which...

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

Muhammad Maisum Murtaza and Steve Herzenberg | 03/18/2021

In a previous blog, we used Pennsylvania data through December 2020 to show that the economy still has a...

A Guide to the $1.9 Trillion Rescue Bill: UPDATE with PA-Specific Data 

Marc Stier | 03/10/2021

The American Rescue Plan, as put forward by President Biden and about to be approved by the U.S. Congress,...

A Guide to the $1.9 Trillion Rescue Bill 

Marc Stier | 03/06/2021

The $1.9 trillion rescue bill passed by the Senate this morning provides a wide range of critical improvements to...

PA Needs Immediate Action From Congress to Pass the American Rescue Plan

Jeff Garis | 02/24/2021

Pennsylvania needs immediate action from Congress to pass the American Rescue Plan It’s been one year since the first...

Examining Pittsburgh’s Finalized 2021 Budget

Nthando Thandiwe | 02/12/2021

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