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REPUBLICAN JUDICIAL DISTRICTING — AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRACY

(Third and State) As a resident of Communist East Germany, Bertolt Brecht understood better than most writers in the 20th century how fragile representative democracy...

STUDY: TEACHERS IN PENNSYLVANIA ARE UNDERCOMPENSATED

(Third & State - by Mark Price) The Economic Policy Institute is out today with a new paper authored by Jeffrey Keefe examining compensation for public school teachers...

WHY “GET A JOB!” IS NOT THE ANSWER TO DECREASING RELIANCE...

(Third & State, by Diana Polson) “Just get a Job!”  I’ve heard these words yelled out of car windows when I marched alongside poor and...

HOW TO FIX LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTING IN PENNSYLVANIA (WITHOUT MAKING THINGS WORSE)

(Third & State - Marc Stier) We at the PBPC have been very critical of the effort to pass SB22, a constitutional amendment to change...

A STEP TOWARDS PAY EQUITY IN PENNSYLVANIA

(Third & State - Diana Polson) Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order yesterday aimed at combating pay equity in Pennsylvania. The order, called...

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