Third and State This Week: Growing Income Inequality, the Budget Outlook and PA's Private-sector Job Performance

This week at Third and State, we blogged about a new report on growing income inequality in Pennsylvania, the latest budget outlook from the Independent Fiscal Office, private-sector job growth and how little bang for the buck you get from tax cuts for top earners.


  • On income inequality, Chris Lilienthal blogged about a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute finding that income gaps widened in Pennsylvania between the late 1990s and the mid-2000s.
  • On the state budget, intern Ben Zurflieh wrote about a report from the Independent Fiscal Office estimating that state expenditures will outpace revenue collections significantly over the next five years.
  • On jobs and the economy, Stephen Herzenberg took a look at private-sector job growth in Pennsylvania to put some context to the claims of state House leaders.
  • And on the federal budget, Chris Lilienthal wrote about a Congressional Budget Office report and analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities concluding that the extension of high-income tax cuts would yield little economic growth in 2013.

More blog posts next week. Keep us bookmarked and join the conversation!


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