Child poverty dropped to a record low last year. A new report shows how to keep it that way
Sixteen out of 20 states that haven’t raised the minimum wage higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 have a child poverty rate above 12%.
Can Pa. reclaim its status as an economic powerhouse? | Friday Morning Coffee
The commonwealth boasts powerhouse research universities, and a diverse and talented workforce that should put it on the map as nationwide leader. But, as a new report makes clear, for a combination of reasons, the state hasn’t been able to convert on those opportunities, and is “emerging from the pandemic with a set of middling […]
A look at Pa.’s millennial population | The Numbers Racket
According to Brookings Institution data, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area, millennials make up 22.1 percent of the population.
‘It is a heavy load to carry’: New Brookings report recommends pay hikes, labor reforms for essential workers | Friday Morning Coffee
'Sometimes it feels like you are carrying a car up a mountain,' one essential worker said of the burden of the pandemic.