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It’s Great to Have Gas

A new report out from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University gives Pennsylvania low marks for its finances,...

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Don’t Give Up The Fight

With the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty at hand, it is a good time to reflect on...

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State Revenue Collections Still on Track, but Revenue Surplus Is Now Gone

Halfway through the state’s fiscal year, General Fund revenues are right on target — exceeding official estimates by a...

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Misplaced Priorities: Another Run at Privatizing Alcohol Distribution

Governor Tom Corbett announced on Wednesday his new plan for privatizing the distribution of wine and spirits in Pennsylvania....

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Pennsylvania Among ‘Terrible 10’ Most Regressive Tax States

Working families in Pennsylvania pay a far higher share of their income in state and local taxes than the...

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Mind the Gap: Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion Leaves Low-income Families Behind

Federal health care reform is moving forward thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year—and it is a...

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What to Make of the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

The agreement reached by President Obama and Congress on January 1 was both historic and disappointing—and it leaves much...

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Developing Story: Bank Swaps and Philadelphia

As Sharon Ward wrote yesterday, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center put out a new report documenting the millions...

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A January Freeze

Governor Tom Corbett announced $157 million in state spending cuts this week to resolve a midyear revenue shortfall. This...

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