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The Update: What’s Important in Harrisburg and D.C. – November 27, 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR KRC KUDOS—This past month, two days into a strike by teachers without a union contract...

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Statement in Response to the Arbery Case Verdicts

Statement by Marc Stier on behalf of the Keystone Research Center and the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center. “The...

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The Update: What’s Important in Harrisburg and D.C. – November 22, 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR The education funding trial is rolling and we are releasing research that shows how schools...

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‘Build Back Better’ Will Create the Pennsylvania We Want and Even Help Reverse Inflation

Powerful special interests that don’t want to pay their fair share in taxes have latched onto inflation as their...

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Build Back Better Will Cut Taxes For All But the Top 1% of Pennsylvanians

Thanks to our friends at the Institute on Tax and Economic Policy, we have new data on the impact...

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STATEMENT: U.S. House Passage of ‘Build Back Better’ Advances Transformational Investments in U.S. Jobs, Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Kirstin Snow; snow@pennbpc.org; 215.510.9336 STATEMENT: U.S. House Passage of ‘Build Back Better’ Advances Transformational Investments...

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The Update: What’s Important in Harrisburg and D.C. — November 15, 2021

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR In Washington, President Biden just signed the bipartisan infrastructure law. Read more here about what it...

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MEMO: PA House Bill 1800 Is Voter Suppression and Its Amendments Are Shameful

To: Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly From: Marc Stier, Director, PA Budget and Policy Center Re: HB 1800...

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In Pennsylvania Schools, The Kids Who Need the Most Get the Least

On Friday, a trial will begin in Commonwealth Court to determine whether Pennsylvania is meeting its constitutional responsibility to give every student an adequate and equitable education.  ...

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Speaker Cutler’s Attack on the Principles of the Founding Fathers

The State Government Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives plans to take up two proposed constitutional amendments proposed...

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Economic, Racial, and Ethnic Inequality in Pennsylvania School Funding

It is well known that Pennsylvania’s K-12 schools are inadequately and inequitably funded. But the extent of the problem...

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A Quarter Century of Decline: School Funding In Pennsylvania 1993-94 to 2019-2020

After controlling for inflation in education costs, Pennsylvania’s public school districts are funded below the funding level they were...

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