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Pennsylvania’s Revenue-Estimating Process Doesn’t Add Up

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center’s analysis last month of the state’s 2014-15 budget cites “myriad dubious revenue sources,...

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The State of Working PA This Labor Day

Coming on the heels of a day when thousands of fast food workers in 50 U.S. cities walked off...

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Video: Debating Liquor Privatization

I am a guest on PA Newsmakers this weekend along with Katrina Anderson of the Commonwealth Foundation debating the...

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Life on Welfare: Cato Gets It Very Wrong

It’s great to be poor. That’s the finding of a Cato Institute report released this week claiming to calculate...

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Separating Fact from Fiction on Nutrition Assistance

Check out this short video separating fact from fiction in the ongoing debate over nutrition assistance for low-income Americans....

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Can the Right Afford to Acknowledge Low Upward Mobility in the U.S.?

Michael Laracy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation emailed around an opinion piece by Fareed Zakaria on the boffo...

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State Predicts Increase in Sales, Income Tax Collections

As I previously blogged here and here, Pennsylvania General Fund revenue collections are projected to grow very little in...

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Health Law Saves Consumers by Requiring Insurers to Spend Premium Dollars on Medical Care

A key reform in the Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to spend 80% to 85% of premium dollars...

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Sales, Income Taxes to Rise; Corporate Taxes Not So Much

As I blogged last week, state budget forecasters are not predicting much growth in revenue collections over the 2013-14...

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Nearly 1.8 Million in PA Will See Food Assistance Cut

Nutrition assistance is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger and a powerful tool to help keep families...

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‘This Is What the Middle Class Looks Like’ … Fast Food One-day Strikes and the Next Upsurge in Unionism

“This is what democracy looks like.” Even though this chant originated with the Seattle protests against the World Trade...

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