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RELEASE: Effects of a Minimum Wage Increase on Social Safety Net

INCREASED INCOME FROM RAISING MINIMUM WAGE IS GREATER, AND IN MOST CASES, FAR GREATER THAN THE LOSS IN BENEFITS...

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Impact of Full ACA Repeal in Pennsylvania

Full repeal of the Affordable Care Act would lead to over 850,000 Pennsylvanians losing their health insurance. Yet, this...

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STATEMENT: On Gov. Wolf’s Bond Issue to Assist Counties In Purchasing New Voting Systems

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement on Governor Wolf’s move to...

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STATEMENT: On the CBO Report About a Federal Minimum Wage Increase

HARRISBURG—Marc Stier, director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, made the following statement in regards to yesterday’s Congressional...

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Analysis of Gov. Wolf’s Proposed 2019-20 State Budget

INTRODUCTION Some important things have changed in Pennsylvania politics as a result of the 2018 election. But the basic...

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Minimum Wage and Social Safety Net Programs

Introduction As Pennsylvania seriously considers raising the minimum wage for the first time in over a decade, concerns have...

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STATEMENT: On Gov. Wolf’s Veto of SB48, a Bill to Eliminate Straight-Party Ticket Voting

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement on Governor Wolf’s veto of...

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STATEMENT: On SB48, a Bill to Eliminate Straight-Party Ticket Voting

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement on SB48, a bill to...

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PA House Democrats Clarify the Minimum Wage Debate

Yesterday, Pennsylvania House Democrats, under minority leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny), stepped up in a big way for raising the...

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VIDEO: The Fair Share Tax to Support Public Investment in Pennsylvania (2019 Update)

In Pennsylvania, the Fair Share Tax can help turn our tax system right-side up, raising much-needed revenues while reducing...

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STATEMENT: In Response to PA GOP Attacks on Working Pennsylvanians and Today’s Budget Day of Action

HARRISBURG—PA Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement in response to a press release sent...

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It Looks Like Pennsylvania Republicans Are Ready to Move on the Minimum Wage. But Is $8.50 enough? [Hint: No, it is not!]

State senators Michele Brooks (R – Mercer County) and Dan Laughlin (R – Erie County) told the Manufacturer and Business...

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