Month: August


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

Pennsylvania‰’s voter ID law is restrictive and complicated to implement for Pennsylvania‰’s large population in such a short period...

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97% of Top Pennsylvania Companies Use Combined Reporting

Companies that claim that closing corporate tax loopholes is too complicated already operate in states that have closed loopholes,...

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How to Structure a Severance Tax that is Fair to Pennsylvanians

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is drafting legislation to institute a severance tax on the natural gas extracted from the...

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Single Sales Factor Creates Windfall for a Few, Worsens State Deficit

Budget negotiators are considering a change in the way companies calculate their corporate income tax liability. Adoption of the...

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A Look at the Bridge Budget Signed by the Governor

Governor Ed Rendell signed Senate Bill 850 into law, providing a ‰”bridge‰” budget for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This...

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A Look at Other States Shows Marcellus Impact Fee Shortchanges Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvania enacted an ‰”impact fee‰” on natural gas wells drilled into Pennsylvania‰’s Marcellus Shale that generates a relatively small...

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State of Working Pennsylvania 2013

The State of Working Pennsylvania, Keystone’s annual Labor Day check-in on how working Pennsylvanians are faring in today‰’s economy,...

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Local Cigarette Taxes: Improving Public Health and Investing in the Community

This report reveals how several American cities have raised cigarette taxes as a public health measure and to generate...

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Why We Shouldn’t Raid Special Funds to Balance the General Fund

In August of 2017, some Republican members of the House of Representatives were readying a plan to borrow massively...

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Pennsylvania Higher Education at a Crossroads: To Boost Opportunity and Growth, Pennsylvania Needs to Invest in Higher Education

Our previous two briefs on higher education documented the importance of public universities to upward mobility in Pennsylvania and...

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