Month: April


Statement on HB 2412: Is Real Estate Really Essential?

We want to reiterate our opposition to HB 2412 even as amended, a bill to require the secretary of...

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A Statement on HB 1776: Property School Tax Freeze Is a Wrong Move for PA

Pennsylvania, like every other state in the country, faces an unprecedented budget crisis at both the state and local...

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A Status Update on Pennsylvania’s Policy Response to COVID-19: Economic Relief, Health Care and Worker Protections

The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the inequities and inadequacies that exist in our Commonwealth, from the precarity of...

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In PA, Worker Protections Ruled “Out of Order”

As the Pennsylvania House of Representatives moves toward consideration of legislation that would allow most businesses in the Commonwealth...

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Declaring Victory Too Soon Will Cost Too Many Lives

All over the Commonwealth today, people are dying in terrible ways from COVID-19—struggling for breath without the comfort of...

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Race and COVID-19

COVID-19 is like a chemical in which one dips a photographic print—it gradually reveals things you couldn’t see before....

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A Compendium of State Action in Response to the COVID-19 Epidemic

This is a compendium of state action and public policies PBPC and KRC have recommended and endorsed as necessary...

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Choose Lives Not Money: On a Proposed Amendment A04895 to SB 327, PN 1436

Governor Wolf has ordered all Pennsylvanians to stay at home except when necessary to engage in “tasks essential to...

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The Economy Is Dropping Like a Stone—Even More Aggressive Policies Are Needed

The economy, almost literally, is dropping like a stone. This blog summarizes the most recent evidence and points to...

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VIDEO: The Fair Share Tax to Support Public Investment in Pennsylvania (2019 Update)

In Pennsylvania, the Fair Share Tax can help turn our tax system right-side up, raising much-needed revenues while reducing...

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