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Jun 13, 2003, 01:00 ET

Middle Class Pennsylvanians to See Little Benefit From Federal Tax Cuts, Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians earning $37,300 a year will get an average tax cut of $323 in 2003 under the tax plan...

May 29, 2003, 01:00 ET

Ruy Teixeria to Speak at Keystone Research Center's Sol Hoffman Awards Dinner

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 6, the Keystone Research Center will present Sol Hoffman awards recognizing Linda...

Feb 25, 2003, 00:00 ET

82 Percent of PA Corporations Pay No Corporate Net Income Tax, Keystone Research Center Finds

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty-two percent of corporations doing business in Pennsylvania pay nothing under the state's...

Jan 23, 2003, 00:00 ET

Keystone Research Maps Workforce Strategy for Rendell

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Research Center (KRC) today unveiled A Workforce Development Agenda for Pennsylvania's New...

Jan 07, 2003, 00:00 ET

New Report Shows Pennsylvania State and Local Taxes on Families Among Least Fair In Nation

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania taxes on families are among the least fair in the nation according to a new report released...

Dec 18, 2002, 00:00 ET

New Report Finds That Pennsylvania Underperforms Economically Despite Strong Development Capacity

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report, Pennsylvania is not living up to its potential for economic development....

Oct 22, 2002, 01:00 ET

Booming Trade Deficit Costs PA 142,221 Jobs Since 1994

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis by the Keystone Research Center (KRC) finds that Pennsylvania has lost 142,221 jobs since...

Sep 27, 2002, 01:00 ET

Rural PA County Economies Grow Fastest In 1990s

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 1990s, Pennsylvania's rural counties enjoyed the fastest economic growth, according to a new...

Sep 03, 2002, 01:00 ET

PA Cities in Economic Trouble, Security for Workers Still Elusive, Says Keystone Research Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The 1990s boom slowed the widening of economic disparities in Pennsylvania in all respects except one...

Aug 28, 2002, 01:00 ET

In Wake of PennFuture Report, Keystone Research Renews Call for Comprehensive Study of Utility Restructuring

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, the Keystone Research Center released a report on the restructuring of Pennsylvania's...

Aug 07, 2002, 01:00 ET

Many Pennsylvania Industrial Development Loans Create Low-Quality Jobs, New Keystone Research Center Study Shows

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study of one of Pennsylvania's largest economic development programs estimates that 39 percent of...

Jun 19, 2002, 01:00 ET

Pennsylvania's Business Taxes Are Not High Compared With Other States; New KRC Review Takes Issue With Conclusions of Recent Business-Sponsored Studies

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The taxes that Pennsylvania's state and local governments impose on businesses are not high when...

Jun 12, 2002, 01:00 ET

Keystone Research Center Welcomes Legislative Report on Utility Reliability

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Research Center today welcomed a new legislative report on electric utility industry...

May 01, 2002, 01:00 ET

Noted Journalist and TV Commentator David Brooks to Address Keystone Research Center Dinner; First Annual Sol Hoffman Awards to Be Presented

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- David Brooks, noted journalist, best-selling author, and regular political analyst on the PBS News Hour...

Mar 19, 2002, 00:00 ET

Edison Overstates Philadelphia School Savings From Outsourcing Maintenance and Operations Work, Keystone Research Center Finds

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A report by Edison Schools Inc. claiming that maintenance and operations costs in the Philadelphia...

Mar 06, 2002, 00:00 ET

Property Tax `Circuit Breaker' Would Reduce Middle Class Tax Burden

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Property taxes would be reduced for taxpayers least able to pay and school funding stabilized under a...

Feb 04, 2002, 00:00 ET

PA Workers Not Likely to Feel Effect of Recession's End for Many Months, Keystone Research Center Reports

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. unemployment rate won't begin to fall significantly until the economy is growing by at least 3...

Jan 22, 2002, 00:00 ET

New Pennsylvania Teacher Tests Won't Improve Teacher Performance, Keystone Research Center Finds

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's new system of teacher tests won't improve teacher performance in the classroom, according...

Jan 10, 2002, 00:00 ET

Costs of Forced Overtime Too High; New EPI Report Shows Workers, Employers, and Consumers Pay the Price

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers, employers and consumers are paying too high a price for mandatory overtime, according to Time...

Jan 04, 2002, 00:00 ET

U.S. Unemployment Rate Rises Keystone Research Center Reports; Pa. Rate Higher Than All Neighbors Except New York

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Unemployment figures released today by the U.S. Department of Labor show an increase in the seasonally...