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Sharon Ward Testifies Before House Committee on Principles to Guide Property Tax Reform in Pa.

In Testimony before the House Select Committee on Property Tax, Sharon Ward outlined principles that should guide property tax...

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Falling Through the Cracks: Six Months After the End of adultBasic

Six months after the end of the state‰’s adultBasic program, few former enrollees have been able to access the...

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Census: Fewer Americans Lacked Health Insurance in 2011

The percentage of Americans without health insurance dropped from 16.3 percent in 2010 to 15.7 percent in 2011, the...

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PBPC Testifies Before House Finance Committee on Characteristics of Effective Tax Incentives

In Testimony before the House Finance Committee today on bills to create a series of new tax credit programs,...

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Moving Target: Pennsylvania’s Flawed Implementation of the Voter ID Law

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is still falling short in its implementation of a requirement in the state‰’s strict new...

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Compromise’ Budget Plan a Lot Like Senate Bill 850

Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center take a deeper look at House Bill 1943, finding that it isn‰’t a compromise...

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Modernizing the Sales Tax to Match Today’s Economy

PA Budget and Policy Center states that Pennsylvania‰’s sales tax is out of date. It has failed to keep...

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A Look at Sales Taxation of Cultural Events Across the U.S

This Reports and Briefing Papers discusses the 2009-10 Pennsylvania state budget agreement. The agreement announced by the lawmakers includes...

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Testimony: State Education Funding Cuts and Addressing Property Tax Reform

“Pennsylvania can afford to pay more for schools and property tax relief,” testifies Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget...

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Census Data: PA’s Health Insurance Coverage Rates Still Below Pre-recession Levels

PA Budget and Policy Center highlights new census data from the U.S. Census Bureau‰’s Current Population Survey (CPS). Results...

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Misconceptions and Realities About Who Pays Taxes

In this Reports and Briefing Papers, we examine the figures commonly cited as evidence that low- and moderate-income families...

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PRESS MEMO: On the PA House GOP Budget Plan to Raid Special Funds

This press memo, released on September 5, 2017, details how the budget plan released by a group of Republican...

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