Year: 2020


Statement: New COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Is Not Enough for PA

Marc Stier, director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, has released the following statement about the COVID-19 stimulus...

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The Need for Federal Aid to the States: A Statement

Marc Stier delivered the following remarks at a press event held by Senator Bob Casey. Thank you, Senator Casey,...

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STATEMENT: In Support of Governor Wolf’s Newest COVID-19 Restrictions

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

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Budgeting our Values: An Analysis of Mayor Peduto’s 2021 Budget Proposal

Read and download the full report here. Download the one-pagers: Affordable Housing Police Funding Workforce Development Funding The Pittsburgh...

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Statement on PA CARES 21 Proposal

Today, Pennsylvania Senate Democrats have put forward a bold plan to borrow funds at low interest rates to provide...

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Report: Pennsylvania Distributes Emergency K-12 School Funding Backwards – The Fewest Dollars Go To School Districts With the Greatest Need

Pennsylvania Distributes Emergency K-12 School Funding Backwards—The Fewest Dollars Go to School Districts With the Greatest Need Read the...

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Statement on Budget Plan Approved by the House Appropriations Committee

The budget approved by the Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee does basically what we expected. Most of...

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The Budget Pennsylvania Needs Now: A Preview and Analysis of the Full-Year 2020 Budget

Download or print full document. No matter where we live, what we look like, whether we are native-born or...

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Pittsburgh’s City Budget Should Give Priority to Those Most Impacted by our Current Crisis

This year has redefined what it means to reckon with our past, advocate for better in our present, and...

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PRESS RELEASE: Keystone Research Center Releases 2020 Report on Working Families, COVID-19 Crisis

Contact:     Kirstin Snow at snow@pennbpc.org, 215-510-9336 Keystone Research Center Releases Annual Report on Working Families, COVID-19 Crisis “State...

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The U.S. Mismanaged COVID and Has More Deaths and Higher Joblessness as a Result

The U.S. and Pennsylvania have had extensive debate in recent months about whether policymakers should focus on reducing the...

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Why The Republicans In Harrisburg Won’t Fight COVID-19

COVID-19 cases are rising again across the country and in our state. Cases in Pennsylvania are averaging 1,552 per...

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