Type of Document: Policy Brief


How the General Assembly Can Try to Steal the Election, Why It Would Be Wrong to Do So, and How to Stop It

There has been loose talk among right-wing activists calling on the General Assembly to intervene in the choice of...

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The General Assembly Cannot Unilaterally Stop Mail-in Ballots From Being Counted

Right-wing advocates and Trump supporters are urging the General Assembly to take action next week to override the Pennsylvania...

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Pennsylvania’s Essential Workforce is Disproportionately Women and People of Color: Demographics of Pennsylvania’s Essential Workers

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Choose Lives Not Money: On a Proposed Amendment A04895 to SB 327, PN 1436

Governor Wolf has ordered all Pennsylvanians to stay at home except when necessary to engage in “tasks essential to...

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The Moral Equivalent of Wartime Equality: Public Policies in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Pennsylvania

The coronavirus poses a number of serious challenges to every country and to every state in the nation, and...

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Follow the Property Tax Money: The Wolf Plan and HB 504 Compared

Pennsylvania is highly reliant on local property taxes to fund its public schools, ranking near the bottom of all...

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Exploring the Potential Benefits of Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization in Pennsylvania

The legalization of the adult use of cannabis in Pennsylvania has been debated vigorously over the past year, during...

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Impact of Full ACA Repeal in Pennsylvania

Full repeal of the Affordable Care Act would lead to over 850,000 Pennsylvanians losing their health insurance. Yet, this...

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Will There Be a Child Care Benefit Cliff if We Raise the Minimum Wage?

Introduction Raising the minimum wage is one of the most important steps that Pennsylvania can take to fix a...

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Minimum Wage and Social Safety Net Programs

Introduction As Pennsylvania seriously considers raising the minimum wage for the first time in over a decade, concerns have...

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