Issues: Rural Pennsylvania


The Shale Tipping Point: The Relationship of Drilling to Crime, Truck Fatalities, STDs, and Rents in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio

Considerable evidence indicates that shale development in Pennsylvania has followed a similar trajectory as hydro-fracking, with documented increased traffic,...

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Pennsylvania Higher Education at a Crossroads: To Boost Opportunity and Growth, Pennsylvania Needs to Invest in Higher Education

Our previous two briefs on higher education documented the importance of public universities to upward mobility in Pennsylvania and...

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The State of Rural Pennsylvania: Economic Agenda

The data presented in “The State of Rural Pennsylvania” underscore the need for new economic policies that would bring...

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The State of Rural Pennsylvania

KRC’s new report, “The State of Rural Pennsylvania,” reveals good news and bad news for the 28% of Pennsylvanians...

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Key Findings: The Regional Distribution of Sewer and Water Funding in Pennsylvania

Each year, the state of Pennsylvania distributes several hundred million dollars in funds for sewer and drinking water projects....

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The State of Rural Pennsylvania: Summary

KRC’s report, “The State of Rural Pennsylvania,” reveals both good and bad news for the 28% of Pennsylvanians who...

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The Shale Tipping Point

This report examines the relationship between drilling activity in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia counties and the onset of...

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A Bad Deal for Pennsylvania: Raising Phone Rates and Putting Telephone Service at Risk

House Bill 1608 is part of a wave of phone deregulation bills introduced around the country in recent years....

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The Pennsylvania Promise: Making College Affordable and Securing Pennsylvania’s Economic Future

In this report, the KRC and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center lay out a detailed plan to make post-secondary...

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The Pennsylvania Minimum Wage 2018

The KRC’s report “The Pennsylvania Minimum Wage in 2018” finds that the minimum wage in six border states and...

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