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Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill — Just Plain Bad for Pennsylvania

As I write this, it is possible that the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and make...

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What the PA Credit Downgrade Means

The decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade Pennsylvania’s credit rating should come as no surprise. There was ample...

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The Budget Solution We Need

It appears that the Pennsylvania Senate is about to vote to not concur with the recently-passed House bill to...

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STATEMENT: On the Passage of the PA House GOP Revenue Plan

HARRISBURG – Marc Stier, director of the PA Budget and Policy Center, made the following statement on the passage...

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The PA House GOP Budget Plan to Raid Special Funds Explained

The Pennsylvania House Republican plan to balance the budget by, among other things, raiding other state funds is something...

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Where the Budget Stands

As legislators return to Harrisburg after a far too long vacation, it’s time to take stock of the state...

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Some bodice-ripping prose from the State of Working Pennsylvania you may have missed!

Ok, a bodice-ripping romance novel is not how anyone would describe the State of Working Pennsylvania, but now that...

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Pay No Attention to the Budget Cuts Behind the Curtain: the PA House GOP Budget Plan

For the last few weeks, we have been told a Republican plan to balance the budget was coming, one...

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State of Working Pennsylvania 2017

On Thursday we released the 22nd edition of the State of Working Pennsylvania in which we review the current...

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Let’s Not Let Cranky Uncle Mike Raid the State Budget

Last November we elected a President who reminds many of us of a cranky uncle who sits at the...

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Evidently You Can Make This Stuff Up: The Commonwealth Foundation (and the House GOP) on the State Budget

The Commonwealth Foundation, in recent op-eds and website posts, has presented a misleading analysis of the state budget, one...

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A Victory for Seattle “For-Hire” Drivers…and for the Next Labor Movement

One regular theme on this blog is that area-wide unions that lift wages and benefits in industries that cannot...

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