Month: November


SB 1100: Out of Sync with Most Energy-Rich States

Legislation approved this week by the state Senate would assess an impact fee on Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania...

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2009-10 State Budget Analysis: Plan Compromises Many State Services

PA Budget and Policy Center analysis the 2009-2010 state budget. The budget uses uses federal stimulus dollars to protect...

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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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Webinar: Latest on Healthy PA, Medicaid Expansion, and Health Insurance Marketplace

This webinar provides the latest on the Health Insurance Marketplace and outlines Governor Corbett’s Healthy PA plan and what’s...

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Who Pays For An Increase in the Sales Tax: Analysis of the Tax Incidence of an Increase in the Sales Tax from 6% to 7.25%

Gov. Wolf and legislative leaders are currently negotiating over the terms of a plan to cut property taxes which...

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Property Tax Elimination Raises Taxes on Middle Class to Cut Taxes for Affluent

With ongoing negotiations over the state budget focused on property tax cuts, and the State Senate taking up a...

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Undermining Educational Opportunity: Pennsylvania‰’s Unequal Restoration of School Funding

This policy brief examines the distribution of budget cuts per student by school district and finds large inequities. Specifically,...

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Outstanding Issues to be Addressed in 2015-16 Budget Negotiations

Property Tax Relief, Severance Tax, Education, among issues to be addressed in 2015-2016 PA Budget negotiations.

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STATEMENT: Repeal of ACA Individual Mandate in Senate Tax Bill Offsets Tax Cut for Many PA Families

This press statement, Press Released on November 15, 2017, includes Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Marc Stier’s statement...

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PRESS MEMO: Why the House Tax Proposal is Bad for Pennsylvanians

While the tax cuts proposed in the House of Representatives plan may not be the largest in American history,...

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