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The PA Budget: A Disgrace and Dereliction of Duty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2021   Contact: Adrienne Standley standley@pennbpc.org 717-805-8466 Statement by Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget...

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PRESS RELEASE: New Data Underscores PA’s Need for ARP Recovery Assistance

Contact: Kirstin Snow, snow@pennbpc.org   NEW DATA: PA Still Short Over 400,000 Pre-Pandemic Jobs and Small Business Down 25%,...

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Why You Get Hurt When Your Neighbors’ Unemployment Benefits Get Cut

May job numbers for the nation, released June 4, and the Pennsylvania job numbers for April, released late May,...

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New Data on Jobs and Small Businesses Show the Need for American Rescue Plan

Updated April 22, 2021: Since the publishing date of this blog, there has been new state jobs data released for...

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A Guide to the $1.9 Trillion Rescue Bill: UPDATE with PA-Specific Data 

The American Rescue Plan, as put forward by President Biden and about to be approved by the U.S. Congress,...

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A Guide to the $1.9 Trillion Rescue Bill 

The $1.9 trillion rescue bill passed by the Senate this morning provides a wide range of critical improvements to...

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The Need for Federal Aid to the States: A Statement

Marc Stier delivered the following remarks at a press event held by Senator Bob Casey. Thank you, Senator Casey,...

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The U.S. Mismanaged COVID and Has More Deaths and Higher Joblessness as a Result

The U.S. and Pennsylvania have had extensive debate in recent months about whether policymakers should focus on reducing the...

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Congressional Republicans Rally to Herbert Hooverism: Starve the Poor, Crush the Economy!

News flash: extending enhanced federal unemployment benefits, due to expire today, won’t discourage workers from returning to their jobs,...

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STATEMENT: U.S. Senate Republicans’ Pandemic Relief Proposal Is an Inadequate Response to the Current Crisis

STATEMENT: U.S. Senate Republicans’ Pandemic Relief Proposal Is an Inadequate Response to the Current Crisis and Insufficient to Assist...

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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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Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Economy: An Update

This blog provides an update on the impact of the COVID crash on the Pennsylvania economy. The “good news”...

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