Issues: Poverty


REPORT: Why Pennsylvania Needs a State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

If one thing has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that workers who do essential things like providing care...

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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 New Proposal Would Give a Much-Needed Boost to Pennsylvania’s Working Families

Senator Bob Casey today joined Senators Sherrod Brown, Michael Bennet, Dick Durbin, and Ron Wyden to introduce the Working...

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Census Reports Significant Increase in National Poverty, Uninsured Rate

According to The U.S. Census Bureau, the number of individuals in poverty and without health insurance increased and median...

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A Look at Census Data on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance in U.S. and PA

The U.S. Census Bureau Press Released income, poverty, and health insurance data from the annual Current Population Survey (CPS)...

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Census Data: Poverty Rises Sharply in Many Parts of Pennsylvania

New Census data show that poverty rates remained high in Pennsylvania last year, reflecting the ongoing impact of the...

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The Recession’s Broad Impact on Pennsylvania Communities

Poverty holds steady for Pennsylvania, although some communities see increases. Unemployment compensation played a pivotal role in blunting the...

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Press Release: Mother‰’s Day Report Highlights Pennsylvania‰’s Working Moms

In Pennsylvania, the EITC and CTC lifted 118,000 children out of poverty annually between 2009 and 2011. These credits,...

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2012-13 Budget: Welfare Code Adds Work Requirement for Parents with High Health Needs, Punitive Job Search Requirement for TANF Recipients

The Welfare Code bill that was adopted by the General Assembly on June 30 eliminated the General Assistance Program,...

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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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