Month: February


Only Wealthy Immigrants Need Apply: The Chilling Effects of “Public Charge”

The day the new public charge rule goes into effect, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and the New...

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Worker Misclassification and Wage Theft in Philadelphia Construction – TESTIMONY

Stephen Herzenberg testified before Philadelphia City Council today on worker misclassification and wage theft in the Philadelphia construction industry....

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Lawmakers Should Take a Mulligan When Governor Wolf Vetoes Tax Credit for More Petro Plants

HARRISBURG – Keystone Research Center economist Stephen Herzenberg and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier issued the...

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STATEMENT: On Governor Wolf’s Proposed 2020-21 Budget

Following Governor Wolf’s budget address, Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, released the following response....

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Governor Wolf’s 2019-2020 Budget: A First Take

Governor Wolf’s 2019-2020 budget proposal reflects the unique political moment in which it is presented. Pennsylvania is a state...

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Statement: Governor’s Budget Does Little to Undo Damage of Last Two Years

Statement on the Governor’s budget, 2013: The Governor’s budget fails to provide sustainable funding to reduce class sizes in...

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Statement: Pa. Needs a Budget in Step with Middle Class Values

This budget turns its back on the state’s most vulnerable, leaving thousands of working Pennsylvanians and children without health...

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A Look at Education Funding in Governor’s 2013-14 Budget

Governor Corbett’s 2013-2014 budget proposes expensive new corporate tax breaks that will continue to shift costs to individuals and...

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2013-14 Budget Analysis: Modest Increases in Governor’s Plan Rely on Uncertain Funding Sources

Governor Tom Corbett proposed a 2013-14 budget which puts forth expensive new corporate tax breaks that will continue to...

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Analysis: Governor’s Budget Moves State in Wrong Direction

Corbett’s new budget moves Pennsylvania in the wrong direction, with two continuing themes: higher education is hit hard, with...

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