Issues: Fiscal and Monetary Policy


Congressional Republicans Rally to Herbert Hooverism: Starve the Poor, Crush the Economy!

News flash: extending enhanced federal unemployment benefits, due to expire today, won’t discourage workers from returning to their jobs,...

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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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A New Proposal Would Give a Much-Needed Boost to Pennsylvania’s Working Families

Senator Bob Casey today joined Senators Sherrod Brown, Michael Bennet, Dick Durbin, and Ron Wyden to introduce the Working...

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STATEMENT: About 300,000 Pennsylvania Workers Left Behind by New Trump Admin Proposal on Overtime for Salaried Workers

Last week, the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) unveiled a proposal to set the overtime salary threshold, beneath...

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Educational Tax Credits: Increasing Public Funding of Private Schools at the Expense of Public Schools

In the last few days of the legislative session, state lawmakers are fast-tracking a bill that would expand and...

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Shortsighted Policies Led to PA’s Money Woes

Pennsylvania is already short of money and borrowing to pay bills less than three months into a new budget...

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What to Make of the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

The agreement reached by President Obama and Congress on January 1 was both historic and disappointing—and it leaves much...

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Few in PA Would Be Affected by Ending High-income Tax Cuts

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center is out today with a new analysis finding that President Obama’s plan to end...

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Developing Story: Bank Swaps and Philadelphia

As Sharon Ward wrote yesterday, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center put out a new report documenting the millions...

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