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STATEMENT: On the General Assembly Passage of the General Appropriations Bill

This press statement, released on June 22, 2018, reflects PBPC director Marc Stier’s statement following the General Assembly’s passage...

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STATEMENT: On the IFO Press Release of the Five-Year Economic and Budget Outlook

This press release from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center includes a statement from director Marc Stier regarding the...

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The We The People – PA Policy Agenda and the 2018 Midterm Election

This press release summarizes the policy agenda of the We The People – PA campaign launched in 2018. The...

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STATEMENT: On the Tax Study Released by the PA Chamber of Business and Industry

This press release from September of 2018 includes a statement from PBPC director Marc Stier on the study “Pennsylvania:...

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KRC Files Affidavit in PA School Funding Lawsuit

In July of 2018, petitioners in Pennsylvania’s school funding lawsuit filed a brief and affidavits refuting the claim made...

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EDITORIAL BOARD MEMO: Broad Support for Increasing the Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania

A statewide poll commissioned by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center shows strong support in Pennsylvania for raising the...

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The Right Choice for Giant Eagle and Western Pennsylvania

Prior to the 1980s, Giant Eagle provided family-sustaining careers to its employees. Over time, however, the company shifted to...

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The Pennsylvania Promise: Making College Affordable and Securing Pennsylvania’s Economic Future

In this report, the KRC and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center lay out a detailed plan to make post-secondary...

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The Pennsylvania Minimum Wage 2018

The KRC’s report “The Pennsylvania Minimum Wage in 2018” finds that the minimum wage in six border states and...

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Economic Policy Institute Family Budget Calculator Shows What Families Need to Get By in Every Part of Pennsylvania

The Economic Policy Institute’s update to its signature Family Budget Calculator shows what is required for families to attain...

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Business, Political, Labor Leaders Converge in Pittsburgh: “Let’s Build a High-Wage Manufacturing Sector”

This press release highlights the Keystone Research Center’s report “An Agenda for Growing High-Wage Pennsylvania Manufacturing Jobs,” and how...

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Pennsylvania Higher Education at a Crossroads: To Boost Opportunity and Growth, Pennsylvania Needs to Invest in Higher Education

Pennsylvania’s public four-year colleges currently confront a funding and enrollment crisis, with three of the most distressed universities in...

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