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Child Care for Minimum Wage Workers in PA Costs 78.5% of Annual Earnings

“This fight for $15 is about more than money, it’s about being able to live.” — Reverend Dr. William...

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RELEASE: Effects of a Minimum Wage Increase on Social Safety Net

INCREASED INCOME FROM RAISING MINIMUM WAGE IS GREATER, AND IN MOST CASES, FAR GREATER THAN THE LOSS IN BENEFITS...

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STATEMENT: On the CBO Report About a Federal Minimum Wage Increase

HARRISBURG—Marc Stier, director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, made the following statement in regards to yesterday’s Congressional...

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Will There Be a Child Care Benefit Cliff if We Raise the Minimum Wage?

Introduction Raising the minimum wage is one of the most important steps that Pennsylvania can take to fix a...

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Minimum Wage and Social Safety Net Programs

Introduction As Pennsylvania seriously considers raising the minimum wage for the first time in over a decade, concerns have...

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PA House Democrats Clarify the Minimum Wage Debate

Yesterday, Pennsylvania House Democrats, under minority leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny), stepped up in a big way for raising the...

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STATEMENT: In Response to PA GOP Attacks on Working Pennsylvanians and Today’s Budget Day of Action

HARRISBURG—PA Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement in response to a press release sent...

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It Looks Like Pennsylvania Republicans Are Ready to Move on the Minimum Wage. But Is $8.50 enough? [Hint: No, it is not!]

State senators Michele Brooks (R – Mercer County) and Dan Laughlin (R – Erie County) told the Manufacturer and Business...

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A $15/HR Minimum Wage Increase by 2025 Would Raise Wages for Over 2 Million Workers in PA. Who Are They?

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. The Demographic Impacts of a Minimum Wage Increase Wrapped into his 2019 budget...

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A Wage-Less and Income-Less Recovery for PA’s 99 Percent. New Study: Top 1% Only Group to See Income Gains Since 2009

Reports and Research Papers concludes that raising the minimum wage, strengthening unions, and requiring CEOs and other top earners...

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Stuck on the Bottom Rung of the Wage Ladder

While previous studies of the upward mobility of low-wage workers have relied on economic data for the United States...

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Where Pennsylvania Low-Wage Workers Live

This revised Reports and Briefing Papers addresses the debate about the need for raising the minimum wage by estimating...

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