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The Update: What’s Happening in Harrisburg and DC – July 12, 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR     Coming back from the 4th of July holiday this week, I am reminded...

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The Update: What’s Important in Harrisburg and DC – July 19, 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR   As we move through the summer, we are seeing more and more of the...

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The Update: What’s Important in Harrisburg and DC – July 26, 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR   We are very excited to see Senator Casey’s introduction of his REVIVE the Civilian...

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Keystone Research Center Applauds Sen. Casey’s Historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Kirstin Snow; snow@pennbpc.org; 215.510.9336 July 22, 2021 Bill Would Deliver Triple Bottom-Line Payoff in Jobs,...

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Statement on Need to Pivot to Reinvestment in Wake of Consolidation of PASSHE Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2021 Contact: Kirstin Snow, snow@pennbpc.org Statement on need to pivot to reinvestment in wake...

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Blockbuster Investigation on Tax Avoidance Shows Clear Need for Bold Federal Tax Changes 

Last month’s ProPublica revelations identified what many experts, some lawmakers, and a majority of Americans already knew about the U.S. tax code: Policymakers over the past several decades...

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Achieving a More Equitable Pittsburgh Budget: Treasury Guidance on How the City Can Use American Rescue Plan Funds

With the recent influx of $335 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds, the City of Pittsburgh has formed...

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Not According to Need: PA Again Shorts Counties with More Renters, Higher Rents, and Larger Black Populations

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American Rescue Plan – Talking Points for Pittsburgh Advocates

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STATEMENT: Senator Mastriano’s Proposed Election Inquisition

There is no evidence to suggest any serious flaws in the 2020 election process—the results have been thoroughly scrutinized....

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Small Businesses and Workers Still Need Help

The state budget enacted in late June has two glaring and interrelated missing pieces: it provides little support for...

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Congressional Republicans Rally to Herbert Hooverism: Starve the Poor, Crush the Economy!

News flash: extending enhanced federal unemployment benefits, due to expire today, won’t discourage workers from returning to their jobs,...

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