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“Build Back Better” Bill Will Help Build and Secure the Middle Class

Most people in America identify as middle class, even on the lower and higher ends of the income spectrum....

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The “Build Back Better” Bill Would Make our Tax System Fairer: A Look at the Impact on Pennsylvania

The Build Back Better bill, which was recently approved by the House Ways and Means Committee, would make our...

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The Prospects for Progress in DC

News stories from Washington, D.C., are beginning to remind us of a melodrama with one cliffhanger after another—and they...

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What a Path to Legalization for Undocumented Immigrants Means for Pennsylvania

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee conducted a markup for a legislative proposal that details a pathway to citizenship...

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HB 1800: A Partisan Attack on the Voters of PA

Today, the House State Government Committee, chaired by Representative Seth Grove, will hold a hearing on HB 1800, a...

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On the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee Hearing on the 2020 Election

Rather than address the needs of Pennsylvania workers, small business owners, and families still suffering from the effect of...

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Testimony to the House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on Childcare in PA

Written by Diana Polson and delivered by Katy Personette, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Thank you for the opportunity...

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PA Republican Logic: Reject The Needs of Pennsylvanians and Democracy As Well

Flush with $10 billion in $7.3 billion in federal funds and a $3-billion, current-year surplus—all of which comes from...

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Small Businesses and Workers Need Help From the State—And Each Other

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan enacted by President Biden, we’re seeing the economy recover faster than people suspected...

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Blockbuster Investigation on Tax Avoidance Shows Clear Need for Bold Federal Tax Changes 

Last month’s ProPublica revelations identified what many experts, some lawmakers, and a majority of Americans already knew about the U.S. tax code: Policymakers over the past several decades...

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Achieving a More Equitable Pittsburgh Budget: Treasury Guidance on How the City Can Use American Rescue Plan Funds

With the recent influx of $335 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds, the City of Pittsburgh has formed...

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Not According to Need: PA Again Shorts Counties with More Renters, Higher Rents, and Larger Black Populations

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