Month: March


What Not to Do in the Face of a COVID-19 Driven Recession: Lessons from the Corbett Years

As COVID-19 hurtles us towards a global recession, Pennsylvania will need to make difficult decisions about how to handle...

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The Likely Impact of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania

A recent study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington projects the...

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COVID Collapse Likely to Cost Pennsylvania More Than 750,000 Jobs by Summer

Updated:  04/23/2020 On April 16, the U.S. Department of Labor reported “hard” numbers on the economic impact of the...

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Funds for Pennsylvania in the Senate Coronavirus Relief Act

Update April 1: Two additional funding streams are not yet included in the table below. 1. The state should...

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VIDEO: 2020 Governor’s Budget Analysis Webinar

We were in the last two weeks of work on this analysis of the governor’s proposed budget for the...

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Viruses, Health Care, and Communal Provision

A few years ago, I wrote a piece that explained why health care has to be provided communally. I showed that...

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Here Is What We Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Here is what we think we know about the bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus / relief bill that we expect the...

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Good Jobs, Strong Industries, a Better Pennsylvania: Towards a 21st-Century State Economic Development Policy

Pennsylvania lawmakers today face two challenging pressures that are difficult to reconcile: a) a deep recession that has eroded...

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Calm Before the Storm: An Analysis of Governor Wolf’s Proposed Budget for 2020-21

We were in the last two weeks of work on this analysis of the governor’s proposed budget for the...

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The Moral Equivalent of Wartime Equality: Public Policies in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Pennsylvania

The coronavirus poses a number of serious challenges to every country and to every state in the nation, and...

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