Author: Michael Wood


Good Jobs, Strong Industries, a Better Pennsylvania: Towards a 21st-Century State Economic Development Policy

Pennsylvania lawmakers today face two challenging pressures that are difficult to reconcile: a) a deep recession that has eroded...

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Follow the Property Tax Money: The Wolf Plan and HB 504 Compared

Pennsylvania is highly reliant on local property taxes to fund its public schools, ranking near the bottom of all...

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Census Data: Fewer Uninsured Americans But Middle Class Struggles Persist

New data Press Released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week offer a mix of good and bad news....

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Better Solutions Exist for Property Tax Issues, PBPC Analyst Testifies

Eliminating school property taxes in Pennsylvania ‰ and the strict limits placed on schools ‰ SB 1400 would have...

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New Report Examines adultBasic Funding Crisis

The Community Health Reinvestment (CHR) Agreement is due to expire, which would cut the primary funding source for adultBasic,...

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PBPC Testifies Before House Finance Committee on Characteristics of Effective Tax Incentives

In Testimony before the House Finance Committee today on bills to create a series of new tax credit programs,...

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Memo to House Finance Committee: Significant Flaws in Inheritance Tax, Bank Loans Tax Legislation

PA Budget and Policy center urges Pennsylvanians to reconsider Inheritance Tax and Bank Loans Tax Legislation, which would provide...

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Memo to House: Vote No on Private Jets Tax Break

The House will once again consider HB 1100, which would eliminate sales and use tax on the purchase of...

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Pa. House Poised to Hand Out Another Corporate Loophole – This Time for Jets

PA Budget and Policy Center reviews House Bill 1100, which would exempt the sale of private and corporate aircraft...

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School Property Tax Shift Would Have Unintended Consequences

Michael Wood, Research Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center remarks that legislation to eliminate all school property...

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