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Nov 01, 2007, 01:00 ET PA Residents Losing Employer Coverage at Rate Second Only to CA

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly half a million fewer Pennsylvanians are receiving health insurance through their...


Nov 01, 2007, 01:00 ET Historic Union Election Establishes Statewide Union of PA Home-Based Child Care Providers

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania, with a long tradition of innovation in expanding worker voice, took another...


Jun 19, 2007, 01:00 ET Rural Pennsylvania at an Economic Crossroads Says New Keystone Research Center Report on Trends Over Last Four Decades

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rural Pennsylvania needs fresh economic approaches and a comprehensive rural development...


Dec 18, 2006, 00:00 ET Keystone Research Center Announces Four New Board Members

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Keystone Research Center (KRC), a research and policy organization focusing on the economic health of...


Oct 04, 2006, 01:00 ET Pennsylvania Should Take Action to Bolster Retirement Security, Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With concerns about retirement security widespread, state government should take action to strengthen...


Sep 28, 2006, 01:00 ET Fewer Pennsylvanians Get Health Insurance With Jobs, Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Pennsylvanians with employer-provided health insurance declined by 5.1% between...


Sep 02, 2006, 01:00 ET Wages for Most Pennsylvanians Fall Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite more than four years of economic growth, the inflation-adjusted wages of all but the most...


Jun 21, 2006, 01:00 ET Keystone Research Center Releases New Analysis of State Minimum Hourly Wage Bill Being Considered in PA Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Research Center today released an economic analysis of the minimum wage increases...


May 22, 2006, 01:00 ET Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell To Address Keystone Research Center Conference On Rebuilding Opportunity In Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Research Center today announced that Governor Edward Rendell will participate in the "There...


Mar 31, 2006, 00:00 ET Small Business Job Growth Faster in States With Minimum Wages Higher Than $5.15

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Albany, New York-based Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) today released a new study demonstrating that...


Dec 13, 2005, 00:00 ET Keystone Research Center Estimates Number of Workers in Each PA County Who Would Benefit From a Minimum Wage Hike

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Research Center today released estimates of the number of workers in each of...


Oct 21, 2005, 01:00 ET Fewer Pennsylvanians Get Health Insurance Through Their Jobs

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Pennsylvanians with employer-provided health insurance declined by 4.1 percent between...


Sep 15, 2005, 01:00 ET The Qualifications of Pennsylvania's Early Childhood Educators Have Declined Sharply Since 1980s Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 1980s about 40 percent of teaching staff in Pennsylvania's center-based preschool programs...


Sep 15, 2005, 01:00 ET The Qualifications of Pennsylvania's Early Childhood Educators Have Declined Sharply Since 1980s Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 1980s about 40 percent of teaching staff in Pennsylvania's center-based preschool programs...


Sep 03, 2005, 01:00 ET The State of Working Pennsylvania 2005: Wages Stagnate or Decline For Most Pennsylvania Workers

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wage stagnation spread throughout most of the Pennsylvania wage distribution in 2004, with the...


Sep 03, 2005, 01:00 ET The State of Working Pennsylvania 2005: Wages Stagnate or Decline For Most Pennsylvania Workers

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wage stagnation spread throughout most of the Pennsylvania wage distribution in 2004, with the...


Jun 22, 2005, 01:00 ET More Than 40 Pennsylvania Economists Sign Statement Supporting Raise in Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Research Center (KRC) today released a statement in support of raising Pennsylvania's...


May 03, 2005, 01:00 ET Keystone Research Center: Pennsylvania Gets Grade of `F' in New National Report on Parental Leave

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania gets a grade of "F" for its support of new parents according to a new report by the National...


Mar 24, 2005, 00:00 ET Majority of Elderly Pennsylvania Recipients Rely on Social Security for Most of Their Income, Keystone Research Center Finds

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's median elderly Social Security recipients, age 65 and over, rely on Social Security for...


Mar 07, 2005, 00:00 ET Santorum Federal Minimum Wage Proposal Would Hurt Many Low-Wage Workers, Keystone Research Finds

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a Keystone Research Center analysis, a proposal by Senator Rick Santorum that raises the...