Month: August


Many Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Loans Create Low-Quality Jobs

A central goal of Pennsylvania economic development programs is to create more good jobs in the Commonwealth. As one...

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State of Working PA 2012

“The State of Working Pennsylvania 2012” represents the Keystone Research Center’s deepest and most comprehensive recent look at the...

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Public Versus Private Employee Costs in Pennsylvania

This paper investigates whether Pennsylvania public employees earn more or less than comparable private sector workers. The research shows...

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The State of Rural Pennsylvania: Economic Agenda

The data presented in “The State of Rural Pennsylvania” underscore the need for new economic policies that would bring...

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Key Findings: The Regional Distribution of Sewer and Water Funding in Pennsylvania

Each year, the state of Pennsylvania distributes several hundred million dollars in funds for sewer and drinking water projects....

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An Unbalanced Pension Proposal: ‰”Universities‰” Proposal Would Erode Retirement Security, Weaken Schools‰’ Ability to Retain Talented Teachers, and Create New Threat to Financial Sustainability of Illinois Pension Funds

The “Universities” proposal to alter public employee pension systems in Illinois would significantly undermine the retirement security of teachers...

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The State of Rural Pennsylvania: Summary

KRC’s report, “The State of Rural Pennsylvania,” reveals both good and bad news for the 28% of Pennsylvanians who...

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Unequal Unemployment:Unemployment Disparities in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania economy has shed 182,000 jobs since the start of the recession, leading to the worst labor market...

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State of Working Pennsylvania 2014

Our “State of Working Pennsylvania 2014” report makes clear that our economy is not performing well from the perspective...

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Pennsylvania Higher Education at a Crossroads: To Boost Opportunity and Growth, Pennsylvania Needs to Invest in Higher Education

Pennsylvania’s public four-year colleges currently confront a funding and enrollment crisis, with three of the most distressed universities in...

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