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Illegal Labor Practices in the Philadelphia Regional Construction Industry: An Assessment and Action Plan

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Bridge Collapse, Biden Visit Highlight Need for Infrastructure Investment, Chance for Pittsburgh Manufacturing Rebound

The collapse of Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh last week vividly illustrated the dilapidated state of infrastructure in Pennsylvania...

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New Mayor, New Opportunity—for a Pittsburgh That Works for All 

On Monday, January 3, 2022, Mayor Ed Gainey was sworn into office as the 61st mayor of the City...

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Statement: The Democratic Education Funding Plan

Senator Vince Hughes, Democratic chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Lindsey Williams, Democratic chair of the Senate Ed...

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The Outrageous Decision on Vote by Mail

The party-line Commonwealth Court decision declaring mail-in ballots unconstitutional is immediately outrageous and portends a deepening crisis in our...

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The Fair Share Tax Proposal is Uniform Under the PA Constitution

For a number of years, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center has been proposing a replacement for Pennsylvania’s Personal...

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The Update: What’s Happening in Harrisburg and DC – January 10, 2022

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR This last week, we marked the anniversary of “January 6th” when insurrectionists stormed the U.S....

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PaSW’s 2022-23 School Funding Proposal: A Bigger Step Toward Adequate and Equitable State Funding for Schools

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A State EITC Could Help Fix PA’s Upside-Down Tax System

If one thing has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that workers who do essential work—like providing...

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Deflection by Constitutional Amendment: On HB 55

Republicans this week will seek to advance a constitutional amendment that would enable the General Assembly to act by...

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Another Problem with Judicial Districts: The Threat of Judicial Extremism

Originally published by the PA Capital-Star on January 24, 2021 Those of us who have been fighting the judicial...

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MEMO: Judicial Districts and Judicial Independence

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