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STATEMENT: PBPC Supports Gov Wolf’s Veto of the HB 1300 Voting Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2021 Contact: Kirstin Snow snow@pennbpc.org Statement by Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy...

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PBPC-State Innovation Exchange Poll on Budget and Democracy Issues

The poll we are releasing today was commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange and the PA Budget and Policy...

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Protecting our Democracy in 2021:  H.R. 1 – For The People Act 

Participation is critical to representation. The House of Representatives just passed H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” which...

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Judicial Gerrymandering Talking Points

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How the General Assembly Can Try to Steal the Election, Why It Would Be Wrong to Do So, and How to Stop It

There has been loose talk among right-wing activists calling on the General Assembly to intervene in the choice of...

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The General Assembly Cannot Unilaterally Stop Mail-In Ballots From Being Counted

Right-wing advocates and Trump supporters are urging the General Assembly to take action next week to override the Pennsylvania...

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STATEMENT: PA Supreme Court Decision in Wolf v. Scarnati

All Pennsylvanians should be gratified by PA Supreme Court’s ruling today that the General Assembly’s attempt to unilaterally end...

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Judicial Gerrymandering Is Back

Republicans who control the Pennsylvania House of Representatives couldn’t find time to raise the minimum wage this week. But...

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Election Reform Enacted!

Yesterday, Governor Wolf signed Act 77, historic legislation that expands the opportunity to vote in Pennsylvania. The legislation includes...

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Thoughts on SB 421 – The Election Reform Bill

Last Friday we released a policy brief on SB 421, the election reform bill that that is currently being...

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Elimination of Straight-Ticket Voting and Related Matters

To: State legislators, editorial board writers, political reporters, and interested parties From: Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy...

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STATEMENT: On Gov. Wolf’s Bond Issue to Assist Counties In Purchasing New Voting Systems

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement on Governor Wolf’s move to...

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