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Yes, Governor, Texas Levies Property Taxes

The Patriot-News reports that Governor Corbett, speaking to a meeting of township commissioners Monday, said: “Texas doesn’t have a...

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Despite Changes, Senate Voucher Plan Deeply Flawed

Next week, the Pennsylvania Senate may take up an amended plan to create the largest-in-the nation private school vouchers...

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On Tax Day, a Fresh Perspective on Taxes

With the deadline for filing state and federal tax returns upon us, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center has...

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‘Close the Tax Loopholes’ Day

Many Pennsylvanians will grumble today as they race to file their tax returns on time. Others will be laughing...

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In DelCo, a Success Story that Raises Big Questions About Budget Priorities

Advocates, educators and parents delivered a message to Harrisburg Wednesday from the steps of the Delaware County Courthouse some...

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Fact Checking West Virginia Drilling Claims

Acting Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser told lawmakers in a budget hearing last month that only 20 Marcellus Shale gas...

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Not So Special Care

It has been just about six weeks since the adultBasic program came to an end, leaving 42,000 Pennsylvanians without...

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Don’t Know Much About History …

Last week, we released a report at the Keystone Research Center that has me humming an old Sam Cooke...

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CEO Pay Soars While Workers’ Pay Stalls

USA Today reported last week that median CEO pay in 2010 rose 27%, compared to a 2.1% increase in...

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Oppressive Regimes and Income Inequality

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Laureate in economics, has a great essay in the latest issue of Vanity Fair explaining...

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Governor Needs a ‘Vision’ Check on Marcellus Shale

Governor Corbett claimed in a recent Patriot-News story that Marcellus Shale gas drillers have paid $71 million in sales...

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The Minimum Wage Matters

On Thursday, the Mid-Atlantic office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest estimate of the number of...

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