Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our 2021 Pennsylvania Budget Summit was an all-virtual event, taking place online on four consecutive Thursdays: March 11, 18, 25, and April 1. Despite the change in format, we were able to deliver all the things that our friends, allies, and supporters have come to expect from this annual event: PBPC’s thorough analysis of the governor’s budget proposal and an overview of the challenges & opportunities facing the Commonwealth; state lawmakers sharing their legislative priorities and answering questions from attendees; engaging workshops with policy experts and outstanding advocates; and inspiring speeches from leaders who are committed to advancing shared prosperity for all Pennsylvanians. And we were honored to have Governor Tom Wolf as our keynote speaker on the opening day of the Budget Summit, as he shared his priorities for Pennsylvania and answered questions from attendees.
Focusing on k-12 education funding, Governor Wolf’s proposed 2021-2022 Executive Budget is a bold plan to address not only the problems facing Pennsylvania’s students, workers, and businesses as a result of the pandemic, but also the economic and racial inequities that have plagued our state for decades.
Go to our PA state budget hub to look at PBPC’s in-depth first take on what the budget could mean for our Commonwealth.
KRC and PBPC bridge the fragments of the progressive community — labor, faith-based organizations, advocates for and providers of human services, women’s groups, organizations of people of color, environmentalists, and others — seeking to create a unified vision and agenda around which all can rally.
That means we do research and analysis on a number of different issues. Here you can learn about the many issues we focus on, including: