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High Road Restaurant Owners Speak Out for Higher Minimum Wage

A few weeks ago, we responded to criticism about the feasibility of a $15-per-hour wage for fast food workers....

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Property Tax Shift Bills on Their Way to House Floor for Consideration This Week

On the first day of the new legislative session and at the same time a number of education groups...

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Latest Income Numbers in Historical Perspective

Colin Gordon of the Iowa Policy Project has taken recently-released 2012 figures on the incomes of the top 1%...

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Morning Must Read: Better to Expand Medicaid

In an editorial this morning, The Philadelphia Inquirer raises a number of good questions about Governor Corbett’s Medicaid proposal...

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Secretary for the Selective Use of Statistics

On September 6, Pennsylvania Labor & Industry Secretary Julia K. Hearthway chided the Patriot-News — and, indirectly, the Keystone...

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Governor Announces Medicaid Plan

Governor Tom Corbett announced his “Healthy PA” plan Monday that would expand health coverage in Pennsylvania under the Affordable...

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PA’s Health Insurance Coverage Rates Still Below Pre-recession Levels

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) show that Pennsylvanians have not made up for...

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A Recovery for Some But Not All

As Mark Price noted yesterday, there has been a shocking rise in income inequality since 2009.

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How Does Job Growth in Pennsylvania Measure Up?

In this year’s State of Working Pennsylvania, we decided to look once again at the pace of job growth...

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Just How Much Will a Fast Food Wage Increase Cost?

In The State of Working Pennsylvania 2013, we said that substantially raising the wages of fast food workers —...

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Public Benefit Programs Encourage Work

A few weeks ago, Sharon Ward explained the many problems with a report from the Cato Institute suggesting it’s...

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With Unemployment High, Pennsylvania’s Economy Has Been Creating Lots of Bad Jobs

In this year’s State of Working Pennsylvania, our annual evaluation of the health of the economy from the perspective...

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