Month: December


The 2019-20 Enacted Budget: How Did Education Fare?

While this 2018-19 budget increase moves us in the right direction with increased funding for education, it still does...

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The Public College Affordability Gap Looms Large for Pennsylvania Students

This time of year, high school seniors are applying to colleges, and some are even beginning to hear back...

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Judicial Gerrymandering Is Back

Republicans who control the Pennsylvania House of Representatives couldn’t find time to raise the minimum wage this week. But...

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On Today’s Ruling on the Affordable Care Act Individual Health Insurance Mandate

Today’s 2-1 decision by a federal appeals court rules the ACA’s requirement that people have health insurance is unconstitutional...

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In Most PA Counties, Few Would Be Affected by Ending High-income Tax Cuts

President Obama‰’s proposal to end tax breaks for high-income earners would have very little impact on taxpayers in most...

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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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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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Summary: No Time to Pass Luxury Tax Break for Private Jet Sales

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center recently Press Released a policy brief on HB 1100, a Bill which would...

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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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A Closer Look at Property Tax Plans and What They Mean for Pa. Schools

Property taxes have been a subject of much debate in Pennsylvania, and efforts to reform them have heated up...

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