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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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Deflection by Constitutional Amendment: On HB 55

Republicans this week will seek to advance a constitutional amendment that would enable the General Assembly to act by...

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The U.S. Has 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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Why The Republicans In Harrisburg Won’t Fight COVID-19

COVID-19 cases are rising again across the country and in our state. Cases in Pennsylvania are averaging 1,552 per...

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Kitchen Table Issues and the 2020 Presidential Election

There has been a lot of discussion about character issues in this election. But kitchen table issues are likely...

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The Choice Before Us: New Deal or Depression

We have been told recently that the our presidential election choice is “boom or depression.” That seems on target,...

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Statement on the Death of Walter Wallace, Jr.

The murder of Walter Wallace, Jr. is being called tragic. And it is. But when certain tragedies keep happening,...

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HB 2513 Threatens Not Just Our Health but the Economy

Republicans in Harrisburg appear ready to move to override Governor Wolf’s veto of HB 2513, which would severely limit...

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UPDATE: How Many Lives Have We Saved?

While, for months, Republican legislators were insisting on a rapid reopening of businesses in Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf’s health and...

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