Issues: Philadelphia


The Job Gap in Pennsylvania: Are There Enough Living-Wage Jobs?

Many Pennsylvanians believe that anyone who looks hard enough can find a “living wage” job- a job that supports...

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BRIEF: Rethinking Philadelphia Taxes to Fund Education

At PBPC, we have long argued that the education of Philadelphians shouldn’t be a responsibility of the city alone....

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State of Working Philadelphia 2018

  The Keystone Research Center’s “State of Working Philadelphia” report finds that despite healthy job growth, a majority of...

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Facts, Not Hysteria, About the Soda Tax

Co-authored by Diana Polson. The reaction of the beverage industry to the Philadelphia soda tax continues to be self-centered,...

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Early Returns Look Good in Philadelphia’s Nation-leading Fight for a Soda Tax

I wasn’t surprised by the substantial revenues that the soda tax is bringing in, even while there is some...

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Why Philly Needs the Sugary Drink Tax

As we move closer to a City Council vote on the sugary drink tax proposal, I want to offer...

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Philly Cigarette Tax Hike Becomes Law

It’s finally law! Philadelphia can now raise its own local cigarette tax by $2 per pack to fund its...

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The Real-Life Impact of Undermining Public Schools: A Philadelphia Inquirer Profile

A profile of a teacher in this morning’s Philadelphia Inquirer brings to life the real-life consequences, for teachers and...

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