Type of Document: Reports and Papers


COVID-19: The False Choice Between Our Health and the Economy

For six months now, Republican legislators in Harrisburg have been telling a false story about COVID-19 and the economy....

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Making PA’s Undocumented Immigrants Mobile: Enacting Driver’s License Expansion Policy That Works for Everyone

Driving is such an essential part of basic mobility that most of us take it for granted. Many of...

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The State of Working Pennsylvania 2020

Executive Summary Since the spread of COVID-19 accelerated in mid-March of this year, the sharp decline in U.S. economic...

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We Go Together: The We The People Agenda for 2020-2021

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REPORT: Why Pennsylvania Needs a State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

If one thing has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that workers who do essential things like providing care...

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REPORT: More Relief Needed to Alleviate Hardship in Pennsylvania

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A Compendium of State Action in Response to the COVID-19 Epidemic

This is a compendium of state action and public policies PBPC and KRC have recommended and endorsed as necessary...

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Good Jobs, Strong Industries, a Better Pennsylvania: Towards a 21st-Century State Economic Development Policy

Pennsylvania lawmakers today face two challenging pressures that are difficult to reconcile: a) a deep recession that has eroded...

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Calm Before the Storm: An Analysis of Governor Wolf’s Proposed Budget for 2020-21

We were in the last two weeks of work on this analysis of the governor’s proposed budget for the...

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Only Wealthy Immigrants Need Apply: The Chilling Effects of “Public Charge”

The day the new public charge rule goes into effect, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and the New...

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