Author: Sharon Ward


Lawmakers Shouldn’t “Give Away the Store” With Industry-Friendly Severance Tax Exemptions

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center examines severance tax policies in Texas and Arkansas as the gas industry ramps...

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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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Memo: Governor’s Tax Cut Plan Falls Short of Reform

Hidden deep within Governor Tom Corbett‰’s proposed 2013-14 budget is a plan to enact a 30% cut in Pennsylvania‰’s...

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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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Moving Target: Pennsylvania’s Flawed Implementation of the Voter ID Law

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is still falling short in its implementation of a requirement in the state‰’s strict new...

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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 Newspaper Editors: Save Tobacco Settlement Dollars for Health Care

In a memo to editorial board members, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Sharon Ward wrote that policymakers should...

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Maintain and Improve State Inheritance Tax, Don’t Eliminate It

Sharon Ward of The PA Budget and Policy Center testifies before the House Finance Committee regarding state inheritance tax....

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Lawmakers Examine Proposed Legislative Fiscal Office

PA Budget and Policy Center Director, Sharon Ward, testifies during a public hearing, examining a plan to examined a...

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A Memo to Editorial Page Editors and Columnists on the State Budget

On May 21, 2010, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center hosted a conference call with editorial page editors and...

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