Month: January


STATEMENT: Keystone Research Applauds Independent Regulatory Review Commission Vote to Raise PA Overtime Threshold

HARRISBURG – Today, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) voted to lift the salary threshold below which Pennsylvania salaried...

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Trump Makes the States a Medicaid Offer They Must Refuse

Yesterday the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would encourage states to apply for waivers...

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MEMO: Growing Trade Deficit with China Results in Continued Job Losses in PA

To: Interested Parties From: Stephen Herzenberg, executive director, Keystone Research Center, co-author of major Congressional Study on the first...

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Cutting Corporate Taxes Hasn’t Worked: Why PA Is Still Short on Necessary Funding – TESTIMONY

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Earth to PA Lawmakers: 1.8 Million Pennsylvanians, Many in Rural PA, Are Paying the Price of Your Inaction

Pennsylvania’s legislative majority failed to raise our minimum wage in 2019, rejecting House and Senate legislation to get to...

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STATEMENT: On Raising the Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG—Stephen Herzenberg, executive director of the Keystone Research Center, made the following statement following Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement of...

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RELEASE: Corporate Tax Cuts Since 2002 Cost PA $4.2B Annually

Closing Delaware loophole, instituting worldwide combined reporting would level the playing field for small businesses and generate over $700...

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Corporate Tax Cuts Since 2002 Now Cost PA $4.2 Billion Yearly: Pennsylvania Should Pass Worldwide Combined Reporting

DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE This paper focuses on the details of one part of this story: the cuts in corporate taxes in...

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Washington Launches Paid Family and Medical Leave: Pennsylvania Should Follow Suit

We all know things come up in the course of our lives that can bring joy and/or create stress—welcoming...

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On Economic Policy, It’s Not What President Trump Says, It’s What He Does That Matters

The piece below originally ran in the York Dispatch here. We’ve reposted it with a few hyperlinks. In 2016,...

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