Category Archives: Economic Justice

PA Companies Like PPL, Heinz Paid Little or Nothing in State Income Taxes

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): As PA corporate tax collections erode, it becomes difficult to invest in schools, communities HARRISBURG, PA (March 20, 2014) — Many profitable Fortune 500 companies including Pennsylvania-based PPL, H.J. Heinz, Airgas, Allegheny … Continue reading

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Extending Unemployment Insurance and Raising the Minimum Wage are at Stake—Take Action Now

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): This week, the Senate will vote on whether to renew emergency unemployment insurance, or UI, and could also vote to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, both of which will provide desperately needed … Continue reading

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Senate Moves Towards Restoring Unemployment Insurance—Keep the Pressure On

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): By a 65-34 vote, the Senate took a crucial step towards restoring Emergency Unemployment Compensation.  More votes will be needed before the Senate enacts the bill – the next one expected to take … Continue reading

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PA Companies Like PPL, Heinz Paid Little or Nothing in State Income Taxes

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): As PA corporate tax collections erode, it becomes difficult to invest in schools, communities HARRISBURG, PA (March 20, 2014) — Many profitable Fortune 500 companies including Pennsylvania-based PPL, H.J. Heinz, Airgas, Allegheny … Continue reading

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Commentary: Let’s Take a Common Approach to Taxing Shale Drilling in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia

By Sharon Ward, Wendy Patton, and Ted Boettner, originally published in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Share our commentary (http://pennbpc.org/commentary-unified-tax-policy-marcellus-drilling-ohio-pa-and-wva) with friends on Facebook & Twitter Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia share a lot in common, including job markets, highways, rolling hills, watersheds … Continue reading

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Faith in Values: How to Reduce Poverty and Save Taxpayers $4.6 Billion Per Year

By Sally Steenland A single number can change the public debate on an issue that seems stalled. Two weeks ago, such a number appeared in a report by the Center for American Progress and the Institute for Research on Labor … Continue reading

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Emergency Unemployment Benefits: Time to Petition the Government

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): In times past, citizens petitioned their legislators to take action on important policies. A White House We the People petition has been launched in support of extending emergency unemployment benefits. We’ve also set … Continue reading

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Close the Loophole That Lets Companies Avoid Paying Taxes

Dave Johnson, Campaign for America’s Future, Op-Ed Big companies have discovered a loophole that lets them avoid paying their taxes. These tax-dodgers are holding $2 trillion-plus of taxable profits outside of the US, on which they could owe as much … Continue reading

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Power Inequality Dwarfs Income Inequality

Nomi Prins, Nation of Change, Op-Ed There’s been a lot of discussion about the historically high levels of income and wealth inequality lately—mostly from people on the shorter end of that stick—with good reason: There’s no end in sight. In … Continue reading

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