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Economic Update: PA Economic Health Approaches Pre-Pandemic Levels on the Back of Sustained Relief, but Actions to Make Jobs Worth Taking Are Still Crucial

Economic Update—PA Needs Action to Sustain Demand and Make Jobs Worth Taking to Achieve Economic Health Beyond Pre-Pandemic Levels...

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New PA Regulation Will Provide a Pay Bump for Some Tipped & Salaried Workers

On Monday, March 21, the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission voted 5-0 to enact a modest new Pennsylvania minimum...

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Majority of PA Minimum Wage Advisory Board Members Recommend That Legislature Raise PA Minimum Wage to $15

Two thirds of the members of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Advisory Board sent a letter to state lawmakers today...

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Every Kid Deserves a Chance; Republicans Don’t Agree

Originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on February 25, 2022. Before he became the great liberator, Sen. Thaddeus Stevens...

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The GOP Challenge to Legislative and Congressional District Maps Shows Us Who They Are

This is a revised version of an op-ed published in the PA Capital-Starr on February 24, 2022 Yesterday, the...

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The GOP Design

“When people show you who they are, believe them.” It’s time to believe what Pennsylvania Republicans have shown us...

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PA Is Flush with Cash and It’s Time to Use It

We head into this year’s budget season with one difference from last year: Pennsylvania is flush with cash. What...

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Economic Update: PA Needs Action to Sustain Demand and Make Jobs Worth Taking to Achieve Economic Health Beyond Pre-pandemic Levels

For two years, the COVID pandemic has shaped many aspects of Americans’ lives, including the health of our economy....

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Bridge Collapse, Biden Visit Highlight Need for Infrastructure Investment, Chance for Pittsburgh Manufacturing Rebound

The collapse of Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh last week vividly illustrated the dilapidated state of infrastructure in Pennsylvania...

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New Mayor, New Opportunity—for a Pittsburgh That Works for All 

On Monday, January 3, 2022, Mayor Ed Gainey was sworn into office as the 61st mayor of the City...

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Statement: The Democratic Education Funding Plan

Senator Vince Hughes, Democratic chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Lindsey Williams, Democratic chair of the Senate Ed...

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The Outrageous Decision on Vote by Mail

The party-line Commonwealth Court decision declaring mail-in ballots unconstitutional is immediately outrageous and portends a deepening crisis in our...

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