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August Jobs Report: National Weakness Spreads to Pennsylvania

In this Reports and Briefing Papers, we analyze the August 2011 Jobs Report and detail how the weaknesses we...

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What About the Rest of Us? Top 1% Takes Home All the Increase in Pennsylvania Income in Current Economic Recovery

This national report Press Released by the Economic Analysis Research Network (EARN) and the Economic Policy Institute presents updated...

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The Trump Administration’s Newest About-Face: Seeking to Dismantle Protections for Those with Pre-Existing Conditions

In a move in line with Trump’s typical bait-and-switch—purporting to be a defender of the American working class but...

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Bipartisan Senate Farm Bill Aims to Strengthen SNAP, Not Undermine it Like the House’s Proposed Bill

Last Friday, June 8, the Senate Agricultural Committee came out with its plan for the Senate Farm Bill. Keeping...

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Rep. Fitzpatrick Made the Right Choice on SNAP Cuts; Unfortunately, Rep. Costello Did Not

Last week, the House of Representatives voted against the troubling Farm Bill that had recently passed through the Agricultural...

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A $4,000-Pay Raise? Nope. Since Trump’s Tax Cut, Businesses Spending 39 Times as Much on Stock Buybacks than on Wages or Bonuses.

“My council of economic advisors estimate that this , along with a lower business tax rate, will likely...

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Don’t Be Fooled: The Extension of the Trump Tax Bill Primarily Benefits the Rich, Just Like the Original Law Does

Tax day is around the corner and many Pennsylvanians are busy gathering their W-2s, 1099s and other financial documents...

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The Tax Cut and Jobs Act Will Worsen Inequality in Pennsylvania

President Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act into law on December 22, 2017. While spun by Republicans...

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Wanted: A NAFTA and Trade Policy That Helps Unrig the Economy Against Working Families

The Lamb-Saccone race in Western Pennsylvania upped the pressure on policymakers of both major political parties on trade. It...

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Key Sources on the Value of Unions and the Importance of Protecting Workers’ Real Freedom to Join Together

Today is a little like Labor Day except with a twist: because of oral arguments today in the Supreme...

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On President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

The president has put forward a “plan” for infrastructure spending that identifies no new source of funding, that makes...

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The GOP-Backed Tax Bill: A Lose-Now, Lose-More-Later Plan for Low- and Middle-Income Americans

GOP-backed tax bills have passed both the House and the Senate. Many of us have already seen charts that...

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