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Event Highlights Need to Raise Revenue for Workforce, Higher Education, Housing

Type: Press Release
Date: July 15, 2009

Dozens gather for a State Capitol rally today to urge lawmakers to preserve key investments in state services by...

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State Recession Economics 101: Why a State Budget That Slashes Spending Will Mean More Joblessness Throughout Pennsylvania

Type: Reports and Papers
Author: Mark Price
Date: July 09, 2009

In June of 2009, the nation lost another 467,000 jobs and the national unemployment rate ended up at 9.5%....

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Shared Costs, Shared Resources: State Distribution of Severance Tax Revenues

Type: Reports and Papers
Date: June 22, 2009

This Reports and Briefing Papers explores Governor Ed Rendell’s proposed 2009-2010 budget, which would enact a severance tax on...

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One-sided Methodology Biases Commonwealth Foundation Job Loss Claims

Type: Reports and Papers
Date: June 17, 2009

On Monday, June 15, the Commonwealth Foundation posted a Press Release stating that a 1% personal income tax (PIT)...

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Senate Budget Calls For Deep, Sweeping Cuts

Type: Budget Analysis
Date: May 11, 2009

Pennsylvania Senate passed a budget that makes deep cuts in most state services and programs. Even with federal stimulus...

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Responsible Growth: Protecting Public Interest with a Natural Gas Severance Tax

Type: Reports and Papers
Author: MIchael Wood, Sharon Ward
Date: April 28, 2009

Every state with significant mineral wealth, with the exception of Pennsylvania, has adopted a severance tax on the resource...

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Testimony by Michael Wood on Severance Tax Proposal

Type: Testimony
Author: Michael Wood
Date: April 03, 2009

Michael Wood of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center testified on the proposed natural gas severance tax before the...

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