Type of Document: Blog


KRC Joins Other Experts in Making Recommendations to the Biden Administration on How to Achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations Member States, including the U.S., unanimously approved 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be...

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Protecting our Democracy in 2021:  H.R. 1 – For The People Act 

Participation is critical to representation. The House of Representatives just passed H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” which...

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

In a previous blog, we used Pennsylvania data through December 2020 to show that the economy still has a...

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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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Pizza and the Minimum Wage

  Originally published at Penn-Live on April 09, 2019 Spend a little time talking to Republican (and some Democratic) legislators...

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PA Needs Immediate Action From Congress to Pass the American Rescue Plan

Pennsylvania needs immediate action from Congress to pass the American Rescue Plan It’s been one year since the first...

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Examining Pittsburgh’s Finalized 2021 Budget

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Expanding the Child Tax Credit as Part of Biden’s American Rescue Plan Would Reduce Poverty in PA

President Biden’s first COVID-19 relief proposal—the American Rescue Plan—includes a significant expansion of the child tax credit (CTC), increasing...

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PA Advocacy Organizations Urge Congress to Pass President Biden’s Relief Plan

On Monday, February 8, nearly three dozen organizations from across Pennsylvania sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation,...

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Congress, State Lawmakers, Take Heed: PA’s Workers & Small Businesses Still Hurting from COVID Crash

Economists use multiple measures to assess the health of Pennsylvania’s economy. Special care is needed to identify reliable measures...

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A State EITC Could Help Fix PA’s Upside-Down Tax System

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

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