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Attacks on Public Sector Workers Hurt Working People and Benefit the Rich

Republican lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House and Senate continue to promote bills that would reduce the power of public...

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Health Care Again

Health Care Again News reports indicate that, as many of us had feared, the Republicans in Congress and President...

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Facts, Not Hysteria, About the Soda Tax

Co-authored by Diana Polson. The reaction of the beverage industry to the Philadelphia soda tax continues to be self-centered,...

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House GOP Budget Unites Pennsylvanians Across the Political Spectrum … in CONDEMNING It

House Bill 218, the unbalanced, cuts-only budget that House Republican leaders fast-tracked through the lower chamber in a near...

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Guest Blogger: We Must Have Missed the Memo

by Jin David Kim, Communications Director, PCCY Some state representatives, siding with the research and the will of the...

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Why Do Rural Legislators Vote for Voucher Programs That Deliver NO Benefits to Their Counties?

Imagine two Pennsylvania programs that subsidize a mix of the state’s most expensive private schools catering to the very...

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The (Wholly Inadequate) GOP Budget Proposal (HB 218)

The House Republican Budget proposal for 2017-2017 is deeply problematic in six respects. First, the proposal does not close...

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A Teachable Moment in the PLCB Debate

Those of us who have been parents or teachers often talk about “teachable moments.” Teachable moments occur when something...

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KRC on U.S. Senate Action to Prevent Cities from Improving Retirement Security for Private Sector Workers

We issued the following statement in my name this week in response to the U.S. Senate vote on H.J....

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Essential Benefits Are… Essential

The ACA repeal effort failed in the House on Thursday. But it will be voted on today. And the...

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Trump Budget Slashes State and Local Grants at Tough Time for States

This post, written by Iris J. Lav, originally appeared on the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities blog on...

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Repeal of the Affordable Care Act: A $31 billion tax cut for a handful of the wealthiest taxpayers

In Pennsylvania, the top 1% of families have captured just over half of all the growth in market incomes...

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