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Exploring the Potential Benefits of Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization in Pennsylvania

The legalization of the adult use of cannabis in Pennsylvania has been debated vigorously over the past year, during...

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Fact vs. Myth on the Minimum Wage

A one-page version of this piece can be found here. Raising the minimum wage is not a hand-out to...

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STATEMENT: More than 300,000 Pennsylvania Workers Left Behind by New Trump Admin Rule on Overtime for Salaried Workers

HARRISBURG — Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its final overtime rule, which will set the threshold under which salaried...

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PA Protects Against Insurance Losses Caused by Trump

A census bureau report released on Tuesday shows that 1.9 million more Americans were uninsured in 2018 than in 2017,...

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Some Steps Forward Amid Major Disappointments: Pennsylvania’s Enacted Budget 2019-2020

Pennsylvania enacted a $33.997 billion budget on June 28, 2019. And for the second year in a row, the...

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Pennsylvania Can Strengthen Its Economy and Communities with Four Inclusive Policies for Immigrants

HARRISBURG – State and local policymakers can take four key steps to better integrate immigrants, including immigrants who are...

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RELEASE – State of Working PA 2019: Troubling Long-Term Trends Continue, But Businesses Offer an Opening for a Shift

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. HARRISBURG, PA – Ahead of Labor Day weekend, the Keystone Research Center today released the...

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State of Working Pennsylvania 2019

Executive Summary In just the past few weeks, leading American business leaders appear to have experienced a sudden and...

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Review of IFO’s Minimum Wage Analysis

In what follows we review estimates published by the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) of the number of workers affected,...

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Towards an AI Economy That Works for All

Executive Summary This is the first report of a Keystone Research Center project on the “Future of Work.” The...

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NEW REPORT: Medicaid Expansion Has Averted an Estimated 369 Deaths a Year of Near-Elderly Low-Income Individuals in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – New evidence shows that 1,467 lives were saved in the four years since Medicaid was expanded in...

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Child Care for Minimum Wage Workers in PA Costs 78.5% of Annual Earnings

“This fight for $15 is about more than money, it’s about being able to live.” — Reverend Dr. William...

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