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Kitchen Table Issues and the 2020 Presidential Election

There has been a lot of discussion about character issues in this election. But kitchen table issues are likely...

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Shared Work, Shared Benefits: Why Expanding Work Sharing Would Pay Off for Employees, Employers, and Pennsylvania in the COVID Recession and Beyond

Expanding Pennsylvania’s use of work sharing—reduced work hours and pay combined with partial unemployment benefits so that workers experience...

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COVID-19: The False Choice Between Our Health and the Economy

For six months now, Republican legislators in Harrisburg have been telling a false story about COVID-19 and the economy....

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The State of Working Pennsylvania 2020

Scroll down to read Executive Summary and see pdf of full report; click here to download.   Read press...

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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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