Income Inequality

Keystone Research and PA Budget and Policy Center Release “PA Promise” Plan to Make College Affordable and Boost PA Economy, Including in Rural Regions

Minimum wage to rise by the end of 2018 in 19 states; Data Suggest Pennsylvania should join them

Minimum wage to rise by the end of 2018 in 19 states; Data Suggest Pennsylvania should join them Workers in Pennsylvania lost ground relative to those in neighboring states where minimum wages are higher and employment growth in low-wage sectors like food services has been stronger
Date of Press Release: 
January 2, 2018

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January 2, 2018

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John Neurohr, 724-903-0077, neurohr@pennbpc.org

Read the full report at: https://www.keystoneresearch.org/publications/research/minwagerep2018

The Pennsylvania Minimum Wage 2018

Authors: 
Mark Price
Publication Date: 
January 2, 2018

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    Authors: 
    Mark Price
    Authors: 
    Stephen Herzenberg
    Publication Date: 
    August 31, 2017

    STATEMENT: KRC On Gov. Wolf's Budget Address

    Date of Press Release: 
    February 7, 2017

    HARRISBURG – Following Governor Wolf's budget address, Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center, made the following statement:

    “Governor Wolf hit a home run today by refocusing discussion around what Pennsylvanians WANT from their state government.

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    Date of Press Release: 
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    Report Shows Need for Policies Less Rigged to Benefit Only Group Doing Well –The Top 1%
    Date of Press Release: 
    September 1, 2016

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    Authors: 
    Mark Price
    Authors: 
    Stephen Herzenberg
    Publication Date: 
    September 1, 2016

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    New Study: The top 1% captured 42.8 percent of income growth from 1979 to 2007
    Date of Press Release: 
    June 16, 2016

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    Authors: 
    Stephen Herzenberg
    Publication Date: 
    November 12, 2015

    Alongside the state budget debate, policy debate continues in Harrisburg regarding a possible increase in the state minimum wage. At the present time, there are three main options regarding the minimum wage.