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The State of Rural Pennsylvania: Summary

KRC’s report, “The State of Rural Pennsylvania,” reveals both good and bad news for the 28% of Pennsylvanians who...

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STATEMENT: Keystone Research Center Response to Senate Passage of SB 166

This press release issues a statement from Stephen Herzenberg, executive director of the Keystone Research Center, following the Senate’s...

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Transparency Bills Could Help School Districts Avoid Outsourcing of Public Services That Lowers Quality and Raises Costs

Providing additional transparency when school districts consider outsourcing, and an escape route if savings do not result, can reduce...

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Natural Gas Producers in PA Don’t Pay Their Fair Share

The natural gas industry and its allies continue to claim that Pennsylvania’s impact fee amounts to a tax that...

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The State of Working Pennsylvania 2017

The KRC’s 22nd edition of “The State of Working Pennsylvania” finds that low-to-middle income Pennsylvanians are not sharing in...

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At Students‰’ Expense: Rising Costs Threaten Pennsylvania Public Universities‰’ Role in Upward Mobility

The 14 four-year universities within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education have been a pivotal engine of upward mobility...

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

This press release issues a statement by Keystone Research Center executive director Stephen Herzenberg on the Senate’s vote on...

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Pennsylvania’s Great Working-Class Colleges

This Reports and Briefing Papers establishes the historic importance of the 14 State System schools to working families in...

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Keystone Research Condemns U.S. House Action to Prevent States and Cities from Improving Retirement Security for Private Sector Workers

This press release issues a statement by Stephen Herzenberg, economist and executive director of the Keystone Research Center, on...

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Five Reasons Lawmakers Should Reject Three-Way Hybrid Pension Plan

Pennsylvania legislative leaders are considering trying to shoehorn into the end of the legislative session a pension proposal that...

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Still No Accountability with Taxpayer-Funded Vouchers for Private and Religious School Tuition

Despite Pennsylvania’s structural deficit and Governor Wolf’s proposal to cut tax credits by $100 million in 2017-18, lawmakers are...

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Pennsylvania’s Great Working-Class Colleges

This Reports and Briefing Papers establishes the historic importance of the 14 State System schools to working families in...

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