State of Working Pennsylvania

Updated: Septmber 2, 2015

The Keystone Research Center released the 2015 State of Working Pennsylvania at 4 PM. This report is Keystone's annual review of how working Pennsylvanians and their families are faring in today’s economy and is released each year just before Labor Day.

Our message to Pennsylvania policymakers this Labor Day is two-fold: first, “do no harm” – enact a sustainable state budget NOW that reinvests in education, communities, and jobs, and avoids a repeat of the economy-sapping austerity budget of 2011.

Second, do some good: enact policies that will lift wages and incomes starting in Pennsylvania – with a minimum wage increase, preferably as a bipartisan sweetener in the final budget deal