In recent weeks, we blogged about the jobs impact of raising the state's minimum wage, Ohio moving forward with the Medicaid expansion, industry claims about Marcellus Shale job growth in Pennsylvania, the problem with "one-size-fits-all" business rankings, what's at stake for schools in property tax elimination proposals, and more.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AT THIRD AND STATE:
- On the minimum wage, Steve Herzenberg wrote about the positive economic impacts of raising the minimum wage and a 2010 study that found "no adverse employment effects" from minimum wage increases in multiple states.
- On health care, Chris Lilienthal blogged about Ohio moving forward with the expansion of Medicaid health coverage under the Affordable Care Act and that Pennsylvania should do the same.
- On the Marcellus Shale and the economy, Steve Herzenberg broke down the latest industry claims about the impact shale drilling has had on Pennsylvania job growth.
- On state tax issues, Michael Wood shared a recent news analysis that concluded "one-size-fits-all" business rankings, like those done by the Tax Foundation, are not put together with the states' best interests in mind.
- On higher education, Steve Herzenberg outlined how we can avoid a future in which a majority of higher education faculty earn less than a quality wage.
- Finally, Chris Lilienthal share this whiteboard video explaining that the future of Pennsylvania schools — and the quality of education every child receives — is at stake in the debate over a property tax elimination proposal.
LATEST FROM PENNSYLVANIA BUDGET AND POLICY CENTER (PBPC):
- Webinar: Healthy PA, Medicaid Expansion, and the Health Insurance Marketplace
- Webinar: What’s At Stake for PA Schools in Property Tax Proposals
- Press Release: Funding Cut to Nutrition Assistance Impacts Over a Million Pa. Children, Seniors, People With Disabilities
PBPC IN THE NEWS:
- Erie Times-News: Food Stamp Cuts Affect Thousands in Erie County
- Philadelphia City Paper: Can You Feed Your Family for $1.40 a Meal?
- Pittsburgh City Paper: Pittsburghers Call for Medicaid Expansion
LATEST FROM KEYSTONE RESEARCH CENTER:
- KRC Pension Primer: Cash Balance Plan Could Hurt Public Employees and Taxpayers
- Learn More: KRC's Public Pension Resource Page
KRC IN THE NEWS:
- PCN Call-In Program: Steve Herzenberg Debates Raising the Minimum Wage
- Philadelphia Weekly: What’s Behind the Move to Block Paid Sick Days for Philly’s Working Class?