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Four Key Facts: Why Pension Cuts in SB 1071 Are Bad For Taxpayers

Actuarial studies Press Released by Pennsylvania’s Public Employee Retirement Commission (PERC) confirm what the KRC has said for more...

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STATEMENT: KRC on the Senate Passage of the Pension Reform Bill

This press release issues a statement by Keystone Research Center economist and executive director, Stephen Herzenberg, on the Pennsylvania...

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STATEMENT: KRC Condemns U.S. Senate Action to Prevent Cities from Improving Retirement Security for Private Sector Workers

This press release issues a statement by Keystone Research Center executive director Stephen Herzenberg on the Senate’s vote on...

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Keystone Research Condemns U.S. House Action to Prevent States and Cities from Improving Retirement Security for Private Sector Workers

This press release issues a statement by Stephen Herzenberg, economist and executive director of the Keystone Research Center, on...

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Five Reasons Lawmakers Should Reject Three-Way Hybrid Pension Plan

Pennsylvania legislative leaders are considering trying to shoehorn into the end of the legislative session a pension proposal that...

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With Public Pensions Done, It’s Time Now for a Victory on Retirement Security…and a Great State Budget

Roughly five years after Gov. Corbett first began an effort to eliminate guaranteed pensions for future school and state...

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Did I Miss a Contribution from the Arnold Foundation to the New York Times?

Over the past half-dozen years, former Enron billionaire John Arnold has spent up to $50 million for research and communications aimed...

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Rep. Brad Roae Compares School Board Members to Hitler

This week, in a Facebook discussion with a person who seems to be one of his constituents, Representative Brad...

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Top Universities Sued Because…401(k)-Style Retirement Plans Provide Less Bang for the Retirement Buck

Earlier this week, MIT, Yale, and New York University were sued because their 401(k)-style retirement plans have had excessive...

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Pension’s Hybrid Pension Plan – We Told You So

Actuarial studies released yesterday confirmed what Keystone Research Center said a month ago about the Pennsylvania hybrid pension plan that...

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Maybe the Left Hand of Pew Trust Needs to Talk to the Right Hand…

The Patriot-News yesterday highlighted a new report by the Pew Trust which finds that the middle class is shrinking....

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The State of the Pennsylvania Economy

Below is the first in a series of excerpts from The State of Working Pennsylvania 2015 report, released by...

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