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The PA Department of Labor and Industry’s Newly Proposed Minimum Wage Regulations: An Explainer

In late November, PA Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced proposed regulations regarding tipped work and...

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Economic, Racial, and Ethnic Inequality in Pennsylvania School Funding

It is well known that Pennsylvania’s K-12 schools are inadequately and inequitably funded. But the extent of the problem...

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A Quarter Century of Decline: School Funding In Pennsylvania 1993-94 to 2019-2020

After controlling for inflation in education costs, Pennsylvania’s public school districts are funded below the funding level they were...

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Uncovering Pennsylvania’s School Funding Disparity by Income

Relative to what they need, Pennsylvania’s poorest school districts receive 35% less funding than its richest. The incredible inequities...

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Considerations on American Rescue Plan Funds for Pennsylvania’s Local Governments

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Small Businesses and Workers Still Need Help

The state budget enacted in late June has two glaring and interrelated missing pieces: it provides little support for...

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The Trouble with TABOR

The Republican leadership of the House of Representatives announced on Friday, March 19, that it plans to bring to...

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REPORT: Pennsylvania Distributes Emergency K-12 School Funding Backwards – The Fewest Dollars Go To School Districts With the Greatest Need

REPORT: Pennsylvania Distributes Emergency K-12 School Funding Backwards—The Fewest Dollars Go to School Districts With the Greatest Need Read...

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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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