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Yes, Years of Budget Cuts Have Taken a Toll on Pennsylvanians

Over the past week, much has been said and written about Governor Corbett’s proposed state budget cuts. Naturally, the...

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What’s the Real Cost of Privatization?

Privatization is a buzz word in Pennsylvania these days, even if no specific plans were put forth in Governor...

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Can Businesses Make More Money by Paying their Workers More?

We spend a lot of time around here worrying about rising profits and stagnant wages, but that doesn’t mean...

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Governor Corbett Unveils 2011-12 Budget Proposal (Updated)

Governor Tom Corbett unveiled a $27.3 billion spending plan for the 2011-12 fiscal year. His proposed budget would reduce...

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What’s Good for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Isn’t So Good For You

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a new report on Wednesday calling for the rollback of a wide range...

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Beware of Misinformation Campaigns

The battle over collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin has included claims that public servants in that state are overpaid. ...

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We Need More Action on Jobs and Wages

The evidence is indisputable: aggressive action by the federal government to create jobs worked. As of December 2010, federal...

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The 2nd Anniversary of the Recovery Act

February 17th is the second anniversary of the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ...

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Amazon Takes Its Ball and Goes Home Over Sales Tax Bill

According to an article in Monday’s State Tax Notes (subscription required), Amazon has decided to shutter a warehouse facility...

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For the Long-term Unemployed, the Jobs Just Aren’t There

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released new data on the duration of unemployment by state.  In 2010, 26%...

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What Obama Should Say to the U.S. Chamber

President Obama addresses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today as part of his post-election effort to improve relations with...

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Strengthening the Middle Class

On Thursday, Derek Thompson, an associate editor at the Atlantic, wrote a guest post at Ezra Klein’s blog discussing...

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