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PBPC Podcast

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Podcast by PA Budget & Policy Center

Rank #1: 4-27-16 - Jeff Garis - On The Harmful Shift in Education Funding from State to Local Taxpayers

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PA Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center staff appearances on the Rick Smith Show (http://ricksmithshow.com/).

In 2005, The Rick Smith Show stepped into a local radio world devoid of progressive talk. Rick took his straight shooting no nonsense Teamster outlook to the air and started mixing it up with conservatives from one of the reddest areas north of the Mason Dixon line. His show grew steadily, attracting listeners starved for a voice that spoke to working stiffs who felt the economic floor crumbling beneath them.

Five years after the start of his weekend program, Rick moved to new time slots and new stations. His show now airs Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm on several stations across the state of Pennsylvania where he offers hard truth and commentary with a unique blend of clear-headed, gruff analysis and bemused observation.
May 12 2016
15 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 12 - A Fair Tax Plan

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PBPC Director Marc Stier joins us to talk about a proposal to tax income from wealth that could begin to address the structural deficit and, in conjunction with a few other revenue mechanisms, could also address the need for adequate funding for public education and human services.
Jun 17 2016
11 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 75 - The 2018-19 PA Budget - Jeff Garis

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The PA General Assembly just passed what is called the general appropriations bill and sent it to Governor Wolf. Jeff Garis, Outreach and Engagement Director for the PA Budget and Policy Center, joins us to talk about the state of the 2018-19 Pennsylvania budget.

Read PBPC's statement on the GA bill here: http://bit.ly/2tjYGgU
Jun 22 2018
16 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 74 -Redistricting Reform Part II - Judicial Gerrymandering Edition - Marc Stier

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PBPC Director Marc Stier joins us for part II of a conversation about a series of redistricting reform bills being considered in the General Assembly, including SB22, a bill to create an independent redistricting commission that was, in essence, hijacked in the state Senate this week. An amendment brought forward by Senator Aument (R-Lancaster) would add judicial districts for state appellate courts to the constitutional amendment, opening up the opportunity for the General Assembly to gerrymander these new judicial district maps.

Listen to part I of the podcast here: http://bit.ly/2JHPcW7
Take action on SB 22, as mentioned in the podcast, here: http://bit.ly/2HUka8B
Jun 16 2018
22 mins
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Rank #5: 6-15-16 - Mark Price - On Economic Inequality In America

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PA Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center staff appearances on the Rick Smith Show (ricksmithshow.com/).

In 2005, The Rick Smith Show stepped into a local radio world devoid of progressive talk. Rick took his straight shooting no nonsense Teamster outlook to the air and started mixing it up with conservatives from one of the reddest areas north of the Mason Dixon line. His show grew steadily, attracting listeners starved for a voice that spoke to working stiffs who felt the economic floor crumbling beneath them.

Five years after the start of his weekend program, Rick moved to new time slots and new stations. His show now airs Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm on several stations across the state of Pennsylvania where he offers hard truth and commentary with a unique blend of clear-headed, gruff analysis and bemused observation.
Aug 02 2016
17 mins
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Rank #6: 3-16-16 - Marc Stier - On Education Funding and Investing in the Future

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PA Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center staff appearances on the Rick Smith Show (ricksmithshow.com/).

In 2005, The Rick Smith Show stepped into a local radio world devoid of progressive talk. Rick took his straight shooting no nonsense Teamster outlook to the air and started mixing it up with conservatives from one of the reddest areas north of the Mason Dixon line. His show grew steadily, attracting listeners starved for a voice that spoke to working stiffs who felt the economic floor crumbling beneath them.

Five years after the start of his weekend program, Rick moved to new time slots and new stations. His show now airs Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm on several stations across the state of Pennsylvania where he offers hard truth and commentary with a unique blend of clear-headed, gruff analysis and bemused observation.
May 12 2016
17 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 63 - Janus v. AFSCME and the Importance of Public-Sector Unions

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Claudia Lukert, Chief of Staff and Counsel for SEIU Local 668, and Steve Catanese, President of SEIU Local 668, join us to talk about the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case and what the decision will mean for public-sector unions. Maria Delgado, Chair of the SEIU Local 668 Statewide County Assistance Office (CAO) Rank and File Committee talks to us about what the union means to members and why the decision will be so important to their ability to serve members of the public.
Jan 27 2018
17 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 70 - Why PA Should Reject "Work Requirements" - Marc Stier

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PBPC Director Marc Stier joins the podcast to talk about a two bills moving through the Pennsylvania state legislature that would add pretty onerous work requirements for Pennsylvanians receiving health insurance through Medicaid and those who receive food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

View the action page on this issue here: http://bit.ly/2h2NCkD
Apr 13 2018
9 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 69 - The Problem With Education Savings Accounts - Susan Spicka

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Education Voters of Pennsylvania Executive Director Susan Spicka explains education savings accounts (ESAs) and PA SB2, a bill that would drain millions of dollars from public schools and funnel that money to private and religious schools across the state.

You can learn more about these ESA vouchers here: http://www.paopposedtovouchers.org/
Apr 07 2018
12 mins
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Rank #10: 5-11-16 - Marc Stier - On Reforming PA's Tax System

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PA Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center staff appearances on the Rick Smith Show (http://ricksmithshow.com/).

In 2005, The Rick Smith Show stepped into a local radio world devoid of progressive talk. Rick took his straight shooting no nonsense Teamster outlook to the air and started mixing it up with conservatives from one of the reddest areas north of the Mason Dixon line. His show grew steadily, attracting listeners starved for a voice that spoke to working stiffs who felt the economic floor crumbling beneath them.

Five years after the start of his weekend program, Rick moved to new time slots and new stations. His show now airs Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm on several stations across the state of Pennsylvania where he offers hard truth and commentary with a unique blend of clear-headed, gruff analysis and bemused observation.
May 12 2016
15 mins
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Rank #11: 5-18-16 - Marc Stier - On the Value of Investing in Education

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PA Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center staff appearances on the Rick Smith Show (ricksmithshow.com/).

In 2005, The Rick Smith Show stepped into a local radio world devoid of progressive talk. Rick took his straight shooting no nonsense Teamster outlook to the air and started mixing it up with conservatives from one of the reddest areas north of the Mason Dixon line. His show grew steadily, attracting listeners starved for a voice that spoke to working stiffs who felt the economic floor crumbling beneath them.

Five years after the start of his weekend program, Rick moved to new time slots and new stations. His show now airs Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm on several stations across the state of Pennsylvania where he offers hard truth and commentary with a unique blend of clear-headed, gruff analysis and bemused observation.
Aug 02 2016
15 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 10 - Schools Stretching Dollars and Teacher Layoff Deception

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Susan Spicka, Director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania, talks to us about how school districts are stretching every dollar but need more state funding, how Erie School District is a canary in a coal mine, and how the teacher layoff bill was a sham. Learn more about Education Voters of PA at www.educationvoterspa.org.
May 20 2016
15 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 15 - A Finalized Budget But Work Left To Do

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PBPC Director Marc Stier joins us once again to talk about the completed budget and the ground work that needs to be laid ahead of next year's budget negotiations.
Jul 15 2016
15 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 65 - Breaking Down Gov. Wolf's Budget Proposal - Marc Stier

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PBPC Director Marc Stier joins us to share his reactions to Governor Tom Wolf's budget address and the proposed budget for 2018-19.

For more info, follow PBPC on Twitter (@PBPC) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/PennBPC/) or visit our budget analysis page on our website here: http://bit.ly/2FU62vt
Feb 08 2018
9 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 73 - Redistricting Reform in PA and SB22

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PBPC Director Marc Stier joins the podcast to talk about a series of redistricting bills going through the state legislature right now, one of which (SB22) is moving quickly through the state Senate.

Take action on SB22 and tell your state senator to vote "no" on it in its current form here: http://bit.ly/2LU0nJI
Jun 10 2018
30 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 14 - How to Pay the Bills

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Marc Stier, Director of the PA Budget and Policy Center, joins us to talk about the state of budget negotiations. With only days before the deadline for Governor Wolf to sign the appropriations bill, there is still no deal on revenue to pay for budget.
Jul 08 2016
11 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 67 - Breaking Down Gov. Wolf's Budget Proposal - Diana Polson & Marc Stier

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PBPC Policy Analyst Diana Polson and PBPC Director Marc Stier detail their comprehensive analysis of Governor Tom Wolf's 2018-19 budget proposal. Audio is taken from a recent webinar about their report.

Follow along with the presentation with the PowerPoint slides here: http://bit.ly/PBPCBudgetPPT

Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/2pjhfPA
Mar 16 2018
53 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 66 - DACA and the Economics of Immigration - Marc Stier

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PBPC Director Marc Stier joins us to talk about the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), why Congress hasn't been able to find a fix, and how the data shows that undocumented immigrants are the opposite of a drag on the economy.

Marc references a study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine about the impact of immigrants on economic growth -- see more here: http://bit.ly/2F8yNW0
Feb 17 2018
14 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 76 - Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court - Kadida Kenner

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Kadida Kenner, Campaign Director for PBPC focused on the Why Courts Matter - PA coalition, joins the podcast to talk about Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the importance of the federal courts.

Stay up to date with Why Courts Matter - PA on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WhyCourtsMatterPA/) and Twitter (@courtsmatterpa).
Jul 14 2018
10 mins
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Rank #20: Marc Stier on PLS Reporter Podcast Talking Budgets, Taxes, and More

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Marc Stier of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and James Paul of The Commonwealth Foundation join "Rotunda Rumblings," the podcast of PLS Reporter, to talk about the budget, Pennsylvania's fiscal situation, and other issues on which they are focusing.
Jun 03 2016
45 mins
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