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Natural Gas Industry Report Falsely Claims Sky Will Fall if Severance Tax Enacted

A study financed by the gas industry, overplays the positive impacts of increased natural gas production, while minimizing the...

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

This paper examines the roles between property taxes and public education in Pennsylvania. Eliminating school property taxes, as some...

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Webinar: What’s At Stake for PA Schools in Property Tax Elimination Proposal

Hear firsthand from Mark Ryan of the Independent Fiscal Office and Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy...

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Pennsylvania at Another Crossroads

Over the past few years, many other states, similar to Pennsylvania in 2011 and again today, have faced critical...

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Cutting 90,000 Pennsylvania Women from the SelectPlan for Women Program Is Bad Policy

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) will end family planning coverage for almost 90,000 low income women currently enrolled...

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A Must-Have for Pennsylvania, Part 2: Investment in Higher Education for Growth and Opportunity

Pennsylvania‰’s deep cuts in funding to K-12 education since 2010-11 have drawn a great deal of attention in recent...

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EDITORIAL BOARD MEMO: Higher Education Funding in Pennsylvania

In this press memo, dated October 14, 2016, PBPC shares some of our most recent findings about the funding...

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Natural Gas Producers in PA Don’t Pay Their Fair Share

In 2017, Pennsylvania’s legislature has shown renewed interest in enacting a severance tax on natural gas extraction as part...

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Low Child Care Wages and High Turnover Shortchange Pennsylvania Children: Findings from Surveys of Child Care Providers in Allegheny County, Southeast Pennsylvania and York County

This research paper summarizes the findings from Gateway child care provider surveys which were conducted to measure key determinants...

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Trade and Pennsylvania: Distorted Trade Patterns Translate Into Job Loss for Commonwealth

Over the past decade, trade has been one of the most hotly contested dimensions of U.S. economic policy. In...

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Threatening the Promise: Workforce Crisis and Funding Shortfalls Jeopardize Community-Based Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services

This 2003 paper provides a status report on community-based Mental Health (MH) and Mental Retardation (MR) services in Pennsylvania....

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