PBPC Podcast
PBPC Podcast
PA Budget & Policy Center
Podcast by PA Budget & Policy Center
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
Jan 31, 2020
17 min
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/
Nov 12, 2019
30 min
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
Sep 4, 2019
16 min
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.
Aug 9, 2019
19 min
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
May 24, 2019
9 min
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
May 5, 2019
17 min
Episode 84 - Gov. Wolf's Budget Proposal - Marc Stier
PBPC Director Marc Stier joins us to talk about Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposal following his budget address last week. More info from PBPC about the budget here: http://bit.ly/2TQW9pQ Follow the We The People - PA campaign here: www.wethepeoplepa.org
Feb 15, 2019
19 min
Episode 83 - Minimum Wage Myths - Mark Price
As of January 1, 2019, 20 U.S. states raised their minimum wages, lifting pay for 5.3 million workers across the country. Pennsylvania did not. Mark Price, Labor Economist for the Keystone Research Center, joins us to debunk the most common myths about the minimum wage. More info at: www.keystoneresearch.org.
Jan 18, 2019
15 min
Episode 82 - 2019 & We The People - Marc Stier
Marc Stier, PBPC Director and the chair of the We The People - PA campaign, joins the podcast to talk about what the We The People campaign has been doing both right before and right after the election a couple weeks ago – and he helps us look ahead to the 2019 legislative session. Visit the We The People - PA website here: http://wethepeoplepa.org/ Visit the We The People - PA Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WeThePeoplePA/
Dec 7, 2018
16 min
Episode 81 - We The People - Pennsylvania Update - Marc Stier
Marc Stier, Director of the PA Budget and Policy Center, joins the podcast to talk about the We The People - Pennsylvania campaign and its proactive policy agenda. Learn more about WTP here: http://bit.ly/2Con4os *The event Marc mentions was put on by We The People - Pennsylvania Action. Watch a video of the event here: http://bit.ly/2OfuzDc
Sep 28, 2018
12 min