Third and State is a joint blog of the Keystone Research Center and PA Budget & Policy Center providing a progressive view of the state economy, budget, and other policy matters.

HB 2513 Threatens Not Just Our Health but the Economy

Marc Stier | 10/20/2020

Republicans in Harrisburg appear ready to move to override Governor Wolf’s veto of HB 2513, which would severely limit his authority to limit the operation of restaurants, bars, and private clubs. We are well aware of the severity of...

UPDATE: How Many Lives Have We Saved?

Marc Stier | 10/18/2020

While, for months, Republican legislators were insisting on a rapid reopening of businesses in Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf’s health and...

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Warns of “Financial Havoc From Climate Change”

Maisum Murtaza and Stephen Herzenberg | 10/15/2020

As forest fires rage in California, and flooding and drought become more common in many parts of the country,...

The Consequences for Pennsylvania of Declaring the ACA Unconstitutional

Marc Stier | 09/30/2020

A case coming before the Supreme Court threatens to declare the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. If that happens,...

Congressional Republicans Rally to Herbert Hooverism: Starve the Poor, Crush the Economy!

Stephen Herzenberg | 07/31/2020

News flash: extending enhanced federal unemployment benefits, due to expire today, won’t discourage workers from returning to their jobs,...

Including Immigrants in Pandemic Relief is Essential for America’s Public Health and Economic Recovery

Maisum Murtaza and Marc Stier | 07/21/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed numerous ways in which our political community is unfair to many people—and especially those...

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