Month: May


STATEMENT: Stopgap Budget Is Incomplete but Takes a Small Step Towards a Just Recovery

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania...

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Our Opportunity to Re-evaluate: Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Policy Response and Priorities Moving Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down. Many of us worry about the health and well-being of...

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GSG Polling Memo Toplines

Here are the toplines for the GSG polling memo released on May 15, 2020.

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New Polling Supports Aggressive Action to Address Economic Inequities in the Recovery from COVID-19

New polling shows support for aggressive government action to address economic inequities in the recovery from COVID-19. A new...

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Pennsylvania’s Essential Workforce is Disproportionately Women and People of Color: Demographics of Pennsylvania’s Essential Workers

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It Looks Like Pennsylvania Republicans Are Ready to Move on the Minimum Wage. But Is $8.50 enough? [Hint: No, it is not!]

State senators Michele Brooks (R – Mercer County) and Dan Laughlin (R – Erie County) told the Manufacturer and Business...

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A $15/HR Minimum Wage Increase by 2025 Would Raise Wages for Over 2 Million Workers in PA. Who Are They?

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. The Demographic Impacts of a Minimum Wage Increase Wrapped into his 2019 budget...

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Judicial Districts and Judicial Independence

To: Legislators, legislative staff, editorial board members, columnists, other interested parties From: Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy...

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Low Teacher Pay Shortchanges Teachers—and Students—in Pennsylvania

We wanted to highlight the Economic Policy Institute’s new analysis on the teacher pay gap and explain why it should encourage...

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Teacher Weekly Wage Penalty Reached a Record High in 2018

We wanted to share the Economic Policy Institute’s new analysis on the teacher pay gap and explain why it should encourage...

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