Author: Chris Lilienthal


Some Major Corporations Pay Little or Nothing in State Income Taxes

What do Pennsylvania-based companies PPL, H.J. Heinz, Airgas, Allegheny Technologies, Hershey, and Comcast have in common? They each pay...

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Study Finds Many Profitable Corporations Pay Little or No U.S. Income Taxes

One would think that all profitable Fortune 500 companies in the United States are paying some amount in federal...

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Morning Must Reads: A Few Inconvenient Shale Truths

For a long time, we’ve been making two points about natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. One, Pennsylvania’s...

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Unlike Other States, No Revenue Surpluses in PA

While most states are finally recovering from the worst recession in decades, and seeing revenue surpluses for the first...

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What’s in the Governor’s 2014-15 Budget?

Governor Tom Corbett has proposed a 2014-15 state General Fund budget that would spend $29.4 billion, $927 million, or...

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Many Core Drilling Jobs Existed Before Emergence of Hydrofracking

It’s been nearly two weeks since we released a report with the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative finding that drilling...

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Shale Drilling Highly Sensitive to Price, Meaning Job Gains May Not Be Lasting

Natural gas drilling in the six states spanning the Marcellus Shale is highly sensitive to price fluctuations. High prices...

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Six-State Study Finds Industry Supporters Exaggerated Jobs Impact of Shale Drilling

Drilling in the six states that span the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations has produced far fewer new jobs...

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Video: Don’t Let Property Tax Plan Derail PA Schools

The future of Pennsylvania schools—and the quality of education every child receives—is at stake in a property tax proposal...

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Video: What the Affordable Care Act Means for PA

Advocates and health care providers gathered at the State Capitol this week to explain how Pennsylvanians who are working...

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