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RELEASE: Pennsylvania Billionaires Got $4.3 Billion Richer Over First 10 Months of Pandemic

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Expanding the Child Tax Credit as Part of Biden’s American Rescue Plan Would Reduce Poverty in PA

President Biden’s first COVID-19 relief proposal—the American Rescue Plan—includes a significant expansion of the child tax credit (CTC), increasing...

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PA Advocacy Letter in Support of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

February 8, 2021 Dear Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation: We write to you as organizations that represent communities and constituents across...

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PA Advocacy Organizations Urge Congress to Pass President Biden’s Relief Plan

On Monday, February 8, nearly three dozen organizations from across Pennsylvania sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation,...

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Congress, State Lawmakers, Take Heed: PA’s Workers & Small Businesses Still Hurting from COVID Crash

Economists use multiple measures to assess the health of Pennsylvania’s economy. Special care is needed to identify reliable measures...

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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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