Author: Sharon Ward


Responsible Growth: Protecting Public Interest with a Natural Gas Severance Tax

Every state with significant mineral wealth, with the exception of Pennsylvania, has adopted a severance tax on the resource...

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Testimony: The Best Way to Improve Philadelphia’s Business Climate? Fund the Schools.

This is the Testimony that Sharon Ward presented to the Philadelphia City Council Finance Committee on December 11, 2013...

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Report: Exaggerating the Employment Impacts of Shale Drilling: How and Why

Exaggerated claims are dispelled in this Reports and Research Papers, which sheds light on the truth behind job growth...

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Property Tax Elimination Bill Threatens Long-term Public School Funding

House Bill 76 and Senate Bill 76 would create a funding gap that leaves Pennsylvania‰’s students permanently behind. Pennsylvania...

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Testimony: State Education Funding Cuts and Addressing Property Tax Reform

“Pennsylvania can afford to pay more for schools and property tax relief,” testifies Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget...

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Testimony by Sharon Ward before the Senate Majority Policy Committee

Sharon Ward of PA Budget and Policy Center registers opposition to Senate Bill 7 and 707. Her Testimony warns...

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Toward a Fair PA Tax System

Pennsylvania has a famously antiquated corporation tax system. This system taxes the profits of some home-grown Pennsylvania corporations at...

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A Strong State Commitment to Public Education, A Must Have for Pennsylvania’s Children

This report examines school funding in Pennsylvania, focusing on the city of Philadelphia and on other low-income school districts....

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Reform, Not Repeal: Pennsylvania Can Provide Property Tax Relief and Protect Public Schools

This Reports and Research Papers examines the roles between property taxes and public education in Pennsylvania. Eliminating school property...

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Tax Wealth the Same as Work: The Buffett Rule Makes Tax System More Fair

Some wealthy households are able to take advantage of tax expenditures and loopholes to pay less of their income...

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