Issues: PA Economy


The State of Working Pennsylvania 2020

Executive Summary Since the spread of COVID-19 accelerated in mid-March of this year, the sharp decline in U.S. economic...

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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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STATEMENT: U.S. Senate Republicans’ Pandemic Relief Proposal Is an Inadequate Response to the Current Crisis

STATEMENT: U.S. Senate Republicans’ Pandemic Relief Proposal Is an Inadequate Response to the Current Crisis and Insufficient to Assist...

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RELEASE: PA Legislative Leader, Policy Experts, & Residents Impacted by COVID Crisis Call for Senate Action on Relief Package

July 23, 2020   Pennsylvania Legislative Leader, Policy Experts, & Residents Impacted by COVID Crisis Call for Senate Action...

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MEMO FROM STATE LEGISLATORS: Federal Pandemic Relief and Recovery to State Governments

MEMO TO: The United States Congressional Delegation from Pennsylvania FROM: Members of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania DATE: Monday,...

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A Status Update on Pennsylvania’s Policy Response to COVID-19: Economic Relief, Health Care and Worker Protections

The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the inequities and inadequacies that exist in our Commonwealth, from the precarity of...

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The Economy Is Dropping Like a Stone—Even More Aggressive Policies Are Needed

The economy, almost literally, is dropping like a stone. This blog summarizes the most recent evidence and points to...

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What Not to Do in the Face of a COVID-19 Driven Recession: Lessons from the Corbett Years

As COVID-19 hurtles us towards a global recession, Pennsylvania will need to make difficult decisions about how to handle...

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The Likely Impact of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania

A recent study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington projects the...

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VIDEO: 2020 Governor’s Budget Analysis Webinar

We were in the last two weeks of work on this analysis of the governor’s proposed budget for the...

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