Month: September


PRESS RELEASE: Keystone Research Center Releases 2020 Report on Working Families, COVID-19 Crisis

Contact:     Kirstin Snow at snow@pennbpc.org, 215-510-9336 Keystone Research Center Releases Annual Report on Working Families, COVID-19 Crisis “State...

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The Consequences for Pennsylvania of Declaring the ACA Unconstitutional

A case coming before the Supreme Court threatens to declare the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. If that happens,...

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Making PA’s Undocumented Immigrants Mobile: Enacting Driver’s License Expansion Policy That Works for Everyone

Driving is such an essential part of basic mobility that most of us take it for granted. Many of...

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Number of Uninsured Pennsylvanians Rises for Third Consecutive Year

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The State of Working Pennsylvania 2020

Scroll down to read Executive Summary and see pdf of full report; click here to download.   Read press...

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Fact vs. Myth on the Minimum Wage

A one-page version of this piece can be found here. Raising the minimum wage is not a hand-out to...

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STATEMENT: More than 300,000 Pennsylvania Workers Left Behind by New Trump Admin Rule on Overtime for Salaried Workers

HARRISBURG — Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its final overtime rule, which will set the threshold under which salaried...

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PA Protects Against Insurance Losses Caused by Trump

A census bureau report released on Tuesday shows that 1.9 million more Americans were uninsured in 2018 than in 2017,...

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Some Steps Forward Amid Major Disappointments: Pennsylvania’s Enacted Budget 2019-2020

Pennsylvania enacted a $33.997 billion budget on June 28, 2019. And for the second year in a row, the...

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Census Data: Poverty Rises Sharply in Many Parts of Pennsylvania

New Census data show that poverty rates remained high in Pennsylvania last year, reflecting the ongoing impact of the...

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Census Data: Fewer Uninsured Americans But Middle Class Struggles Persist

New data Press Released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week offer a mix of good and bad news....

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Census Reports Significant Increase in National Poverty, Uninsured Rate

According to The U.S. Census Bureau, the number of individuals in poverty and without health insurance increased and median...

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