Type of Document: Reports and Papers


A Look at Census Data on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance in U.S. and PA

The U.S. Census Bureau Press Released income, poverty, and health insurance data from the annual Current Population Survey (CPS)...

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Census Data: Poverty Rises Sharply in Many Parts of Pennsylvania

New Census data show that poverty rates remained high in Pennsylvania last year, reflecting the ongoing impact of the...

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Pennsylvania’s Identity Crisis: Rushed Implementation of Voter ID Law Putting Voting Rights at Risk

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law disenfranchises Pennsylvania voters. This law is restrictive, and complicated to implement for Pennsylvania’s large population...

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In Most PA Counties, Few Would Be Affected by Ending High-income Tax Cuts

President Obama‰’s proposal to end tax breaks for high-income earners would have very little impact on taxpayers in most...

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Liquor Revenue Necessary to Prevent 3,783 Layoffs in School District of Philadelphia

New revenue from the city and state is necessary to avoid the most harmful cuts and avert the long-term...

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Too Big to Trust? Banks, Schools and the Ongoing Problem of Interest Rate Swaps

Philadelphia, like many cities, has faced serious financial difficulties in recent years. These difficulties have forced the city government...

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Falling Through the Cracks: Six Months After the End of adultBasic

Six months after the end of the state‰’s adultBasic program, few former enrollees have been able to access the...

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Pa. Needs Comprehensive Addback Law, Ending Practices Banned in Majority of States

The Pennsylvania House of Representative passed legislation (HB 440) that begins to close some of the most egregious corporate...

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New Report Examines adultBasic Funding Crisis

The Community Health Reinvestment (CHR) Agreement is due to expire, which would cut the primary funding source for adultBasic,...

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Winners and Losers Under Single Sales Factor

Budget negotiators are considering adopting the Single Sales Factor (SSF)1, a targeted tax break promoted by a small group...

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