Author: Sharon Ward


Testimony: Medicaid Expansion Integral to Making Health Coverage Available and Affordable to Millions

The Medicaid expansion is an integral part of the goal of making health coverage available and affordable to millions...

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Statement: Budget Falls Short on Education, Health Care, Tax Reform

PA Budget for 2013-2014 fails to adequately address the enormity of the funding crisis facing Pennsylvania schools. 80 percent...

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Memo: PA House Bill Won’t Close Tax Loopholes But Will Make Major New Business Tax Cut

House Bill 2150 presents a half-hearted attempt to close corporate tax loopholes with nearly a billion dollars in business...

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Memo to Editors & Reporters: With Final Push for State Budget On, Here’s Where We Stand

Over the past decade, the cost of business tax cuts has tripled, rising to $2.4 billion in the coming...

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Pennsylvania’s Identity Crisis: Rushed Implementation of Voter ID Law Putting Voting Rights at Risk

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law disenfranchises Pennsylvania voters. This law is restrictive, and complicated to implement for Pennsylvania’s large population...

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Statement: Governor’s Budget Does Little to Undo Damage of Last Two Years

Statement on the Governor’s budget, 2013: The Governor’s budget fails to provide sustainable funding to reduce class sizes in...

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Too Big to Trust? Banks, Schools and the Ongoing Problem of Interest Rate Swaps

Philadelphia, like many cities, has faced serious financial difficulties in recent years. These difficulties have forced the city government...

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Sharon Ward Testifies Before House Committee on Principles to Guide Property Tax Reform in Pa.

In Testimony before the House Select Committee on Property Tax, Sharon Ward outlined principles that should guide property tax...

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Bills Weaken PA Oversight of Health Insurance Rate Increases

This legislation in the House and Senate would keep more Pennsylvania consumers in the dark. With less scrutiny and...

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Statement: Senate Should Reject Program Notorious for Misuse in Other States

House Bill 2626 would provide profitable corporations a new tax credit just for filling a vacant position without creating...

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