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Podcast by PA Budget & Policy Center

    Episode 90 - Fixing Corporate Taxes - Marc Stier

    Episode 90 - Fixing Corporate Taxes - Marc Stier

    PBPC Director Marc Stier joins the podcast to talk about his recent report about corporate tax breaks in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania now loses $4.2 billion annually due to massive corporate tax cuts since 2002.

    You can read the report here: http://bit.ly/2UeCd36

    • 17 min
    Episode 89 - The Business Case Against Trump's Agenda - Jim Doyle

    Episode 89 - The Business Case Against Trump's Agenda - Jim Doyle

    Jim Doyle, President of the Business Forward Foundation, joins us to talk to us about a new report entitled “Answering America: The Business Case Against Trump’s Agenda.”

    You can find the new report here: http://bit.ly/2KdNL0U
    And learn more about the Business Forward Foundation here: https://www.businessfwd.org/

    • 30 min
    Episode 88 - Analyzing the 2019-20 PA Budget - Marc Stier

    Episode 88 - Analyzing the 2019-20 PA Budget - Marc Stier

    PBPC Director Marc Stier joins the podcast to walk through his recently-released comprehensive analysis of the PA budget passed by the General Assembly at the end of June.

    You can read the full budget analysis, co-authored by Stier and PBPC Policy Analyst Diana Polson here: http://bit.ly/2kvyVZV

    • 16 min
    Episode 87 - Federal Rules Changes and the Social Safety Net - Steve Catanese

    Episode 87 - Federal Rules Changes and the Social Safety Net - Steve Catanese

    Steve Catanese, President of SEIU Local 668, joins the podcast to talk about various Trump Administration proposed rule changes that would affect many social safety net programs that help Pennsylvania families get back on their feet. Steve also discusses how members of the public can voice their opinion on these proposed rules—and why doing so is so important.

    TO SEND PUBLIC COMMENT:
    - Comment on SNAP regulation concerning eligibility:
    https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FNS-2018-0037-0001

    - The comment periods are closed for the other two proposed rules discussed, but members of the public can email comments about Wagner-Peyser to: ETAPagemaster@dol.gov and comments about the poverty threshold to the White House's contact page: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ as Mick Mulvaney is both the head of OMB and Trump's CoS.

    • 19 min
    Episode 86 - Advocating for a Minimum Wage Increase - Kadida Kenner

    Episode 86 - Advocating for a Minimum Wage Increase - Kadida Kenner

    Kadida Kenner, Director of Campaigns for the PA Budget and Policy Center, talks about the May 23 statewide day of action on raising the minimum wage and where the minimum wage debate goes from here.

    See the page to write to your legislator about raising the minimum wage here: http://bit.ly/2HUUs8j

    See information about the June 4 budget day of action in Harrisburg here: http://bit.ly/2W2mTsp

    • 9 min
    Episode 85 - A Minimum Wage Increase in PA - Marc Stier

    Episode 85 - A Minimum Wage Increase in PA - Marc Stier

    PBPC Director Marc Stier talks about the possibility of a minimum wage increase in Pennsylvania this year for the first time in a decade and why that conversation is tied to budget negotiations.

    Tell your legislators it's time to raise the minimum wage here: http://bit.ly/2HUUs8j

    "Pizza and the Minimum Wage" by Marc Stier: http://bit.ly/2V2qCAM

    • 17 min

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