23 Sep 2011

PA Economic News and Opinion for September 23, 2011

A blog post by Mark Price, originally published at Third and State. Woohoo, it’s Friday! Only 12 hours till quit’in time!  Here is your run down of the morning’s news. Paul Krugman, The New York Times – The Social Contract: So do the wealthy look to you like the victims

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22 Sep 2011

Two GOP State House Members to Introduce Strong Drilling Tax Bill in PA

A blog post by Chris Llienthal, originally published at Third and State. Two Republican Pennsylvania state representatives, Thomas Murt and Gene DiGirolamo, plan to introduce a natural gas drilling tax bill that will support shared statewide priorities as well as local impacts and environmental protection. Their announcement is part of

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22 Sep 2011

PA Economic News and Opinion for September 22, 2011

A blog post by Mark Price, originally published at Third and State. Good morning! Here is today’s news: Joseph N. DiStefano, The Philadelphia Inquirer — Coalition pushes to cut corporate tax rate: … The Association of American Railroads backs a new business coalition that wants Congress to cut the top

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21 Sep 2011

National Weakness in Economy Spreads to PA in August

A blog post by Sean Brandon, originally published at Third and State. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose to 8.2% in August but remains below the 9.1% national rate. Pennsylvania has been below the U.S. unemployment rate for 40 consecutive months, and at or below the U.S. rate for 58 consecutive months.

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21 Sep 2011

PA Economic News and Opinion for September 21, 2011

A blog post by Mark Price, originally published at Third and State. For those of you not obsessed with the coming Pumpkin Shortage, here is your morning run down: Mike Armstrong, The Philadelphia Inquirer — PhillyInc: What the economy needs: Which brings me to reaction to Friday’s column from two

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20 Sep 2011

From his Mouth to Lawmakers’ Ears: PA Governor Corbett Calls for Gas Drilling Fee

A blog post by Chris Lilienthal, originally posted at Third and State. Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signaled his support for enacting an impact fee on Marcellus Shale gas drillers. His plan would use fee revenue to pay for statewide environmental cleanup and local impacts, such as road and

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20 Sep 2011

Economic News and Opinion for September 20, 2011

A blog post by Mark Price, originally published at Third and State. Here is a rather grim run down of the morning economic news and opinion: Catherine Rampell, The New York Times – Worry About a New Wave of Layoffs Right before Labor Day, Mr. Myricks, of La Palma, Calif.,

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19 Sep 2011

Economic News for September 19, 2011

A blog post by Mark Price, originally published at Third and State. Your economic news of the day: Jeff Gammage, The Philadelphia Inquirer — Student debt soaring with tuition “The toughest point, said Brittany Modlesky, may have been when she had to sell her bedroom furniture to help pay for

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17 Sep 2011

Third and State This Week: Record Poverty, Public-Sector Job Losses, and Ending Loser Liberalism

This week we blogged about new data on poverty in America, public-sector job losses putting a drag on the economy, and a new book by economist Dean Baker explaining how we can put an end to “loser liberalism.” IN CASE YOU MISSED IT On poverty, Michael Wood blogged about new

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16 Sep 2011

Are YOU a Loser Liberal? Read on and Find Out

A blog post by Stephen Herzenberg, originally published at Third and State. Our friend Dean Baker at the Center for Economic and Policy Research has a new book out with the provocative title The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive. You can download the book for free HERE. You

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