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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...

Feb 06, 2006, 00:00 ET

Treadmill to Nowhere: Many Low-Wage Workers Do Not See Earnings Gains Even After Six Years, Keystone Research Finds

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Research Center (KRC) today released fresh data demonstrating that many Pennsylvania workers...

Jan 26, 2006, 00:00 ET

Income Inequality Grew in Pennsylvania Over the Past Two Decades

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In Pennsylvania, the gap between high-income families and poor and middle-income families grew...

Jan 24, 2006, 00:00 ET

Adults Would Benefit Most From Raising Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Working adults would be the primary beneficiary of a hike in Pennsylvania's minimum wage according to a...

Jan 23, 2006, 00:00 ET

New Estimates by Keystone Research Show That Three-Quarters of a Million PA Workers Would Benefit From $7.15/Hour Minimum Wage

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 754,000 Pennsylvania workers would see pay increases if the state's minimum wage is...

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 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...

Oct 27, 2004, 01:00 ET

Pennsylvania's Regional Economies Perform Poorly Since 2001, Says New Keystone Research Center Metro-Area Reports

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new set of analyses released today by the Keystone Research Center, most of...

Oct 26, 2004, 01:00 ET

Keystone Research Center to Release Updated 'State of Working Pennsylvania 2004'

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- To help voters and the media sort through the claims and counter-claims of candidates about the health...

Sep 22, 2004, 01:00 ET

New Study on U.S. Corporate Taxes Suggests Need and Room for State Tax Reform, Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The news that three highly profitable Pennsylvania corporations have paid less than zero federal...

Sep 20, 2004, 01:00 ET

Disappointing Pennsylvania Job Growth Continues in August

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's recent employment gains are only slightly above the levels necessary to keep up with the...

Sep 14, 2004, 01:00 ET

New Report on Pennsylvania Labor Market Confirms `The State of Working Pennsylvania 2004' Findings, Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington D.C.-based Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) today released a new report...

Sep 05, 2004, 01:00 ET

Pennsylvania's Economic Performance May Reemerge as Major Campaign Issue Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- If Pennsylvania voters follow the conventional political wisdom and vote their pocketbooks this...

Aug 26, 2004, 01:00 ET

Teacher Pay Lags Behind Workers With Similar Education and Skills Says New Study Announced by KRC

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As teachers across the country go back to the classroom over the next two weeks, they will be earning...