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STATEMENT: If the New Budget Raises the Sales Tax, It Should Also Raise the Minimum Wage

In light of news reports indicating a state budget agreement will include an increase in the sales tax, Keystone...

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Keystone Research: PA Budget Framework‰’s Pension Deal Needs Major Upgrade

Keystone Research Center’s 15th pension primer analyzes a proposed agreement to create a “side-by-side” hybrid pension for new public...

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SB 1 Would Make Young Workers Pay for Politicians‰’ Mistakes

This brief, authored by KRC Executive Director and economist, Stephen Herzenberg, compares Pennsylvania’s Senate Bill 1’s benefits to those...

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Senate Proposal Goes Backwards, Not Forwards, On Pensions

A new pension primer Press Released by the Keystone Research Center finds that Senate Bill 1 would cut the...

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The State of Working Pennsylvania 2015

The State of Working Pennsylvania 2015 brings both good news and a caution to legislators and policymakers. Although job...

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Four Key Facts: Why Pension Cuts in SB 1071 Are Bad For Taxpayers

Actuarial studies Press Released by Pennsylvania’s Public Employee Retirement Commission (PERC) confirm what the KRC has said for more...

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Nursing Home Jobs That Pay

The KRC’s report, “Nursing Home Jobs That Pay,” updates and deepens our understanding of Pennsylvania’s nursing home industry and...

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Gas Drillers’ New Year’s Eve

On New Year’s Eve, Miss Smith walked out through the automatic sliding doors of the grocery store where she...

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A New Year’s Resolution for PA Lawmakers – Pass a Fiscally Responsible State Budget

It turns out we’re not the only ones waiting for a responsible Pennsylvania state budget that actually raises the...

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Pension’s Hybrid Pension Plan – We Told You So

Actuarial studies released yesterday confirmed what Keystone Research Center said a month ago about the Pennsylvania hybrid pension plan that...

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Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

Five and a half weeks ago, Governor Wolf and the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania House and...

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Why Conservatives Can Like Pennsylvania’s Personal Income Tax

Rumors of a sudden interest on the part of Republicans in raising the personal Income tax (PIT) instead of...

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