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$1.3 Billion Less for 2014-15 Budget According to IFO

On May 1, the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released updated revenue estimates for the remainder of 2013-14 and...

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Business Tax Cuts Slow PA Revenue Growth, Creating Future Budget Gaps

The Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released its five-year economic and budget outlook on Thursday, and the picture is...

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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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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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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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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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The State of Working PA This Labor Day

Coming on the heels of a day when thousands of fast food workers in 50 U.S. cities walked off...

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Can the Right Afford to Acknowledge Low Upward Mobility in the U.S.?

Michael Laracy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation emailed around an opinion piece by Fareed Zakaria on the boffo...

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Guest Post: It Wasn’t the Shale, Yinz

By Tim Stuhldreher Originally published at Tim Stuhldreher’s Blog Paul Krugman muses on why deindustrialization left Detroit a basket...

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$1 Trillion in Student Loan Debt Hampering Young Entrepreneurs

It appears more and more American college graduates are declining to start their own businesses due to the rising...

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Pennsylvania’s Unremarkable Private-Sector Job Performance

Philadelphia Daily News Columnist John Baer is right to suggest that Governor Corbett’s jobs performance since January 2011 is...

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Connecting the Dots Between Unemployment and Wage Growth

Colin Gordon of the Iowa Policy Project (and the Tell Tale Chart) has a new graphic illustrating the connection...

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