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A Real Tax Cut for Pennsylvania’s Middle Class

Type: Reports and Papers
Author: Howard Wial
Date: March 01, 1999

In 1999, state income tax relief for the middle class was on the agenda in Pennsylvania. In the first...

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Do Lower Prevailing Wages Reduce Public Construction Costs?

Type: Reports and Papers
Author: Howard Wial
Date: February 01, 1999

Opponents of prevailing wage laws often argue that repealing or weakening these laws will lower the cost of public...

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The Quiet Dismantling of Public Health: The Impact of Pennsylvania State Health Center Privatization and Staff Cutbacks

Type: Reports and Papers
Author: Linda Rhodes, Stephen Herzenberg, Steve Lopez
Date: November 01, 1998

In February of 1996, Governor Ridge proposed the privatization of all Pennsylvania state health centers and the state public...

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The State of Working Pennsylvania 1998

Type: Reports and Papers
Author: Howard Wial, Stephen Herzenberg
Date: September 01, 1998

“The State of Working Pennsylvania 1998” provides a statistical portrait of the economic status of Pennsylvania workers and their...

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Making Work Pay: The Benefits of the 1996-1997 Minimum Wage Increase for Low-Wage Workers in the U.S. and Pennsylvania

Type: Reports and Papers
Author: Howard Wial
Date: July 01, 1998

In a national study, “Making Work Pay: The Impact of the 1996-97 Minimum Wage Increase,” Jared Bernstein and John...

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Pulling Apart in Pennsylvania: The Incomes of Pennsylvania Families Since the 1970s

Type: Reports and Papers
Author: Howard Wial
Date: July 01, 1998

This Reports and Briefing Papers documents both bright and dark sides to the economic fortunes of Pennsylvania families since...

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Nursing Home Privatization: What is the Human Cost?

Type: Reports and Papers
Author: Steve Lopez
Date: May 01, 1998

This report investigates the effects of privatization or attempted privatization on the quality of care at several county and...

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