Issues: PA Budget


Some Steps Forward Amid Major Disappointments: Pennsylvania’s Enacted Budget 2019-2020

Pennsylvania enacted a $33.997 billion budget on June 28, 2019. And for the second year in a row, the...

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Analysis of Gov. Wolf’s Proposed 2019-20 State Budget

INTRODUCTION Some important things have changed in Pennsylvania politics as a result of the 2018 election. But the basic...

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STATEMENT: On the PA Budget Spending Plan Passed by the House Appropriations Committee

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement after the PA House Appropriations...

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STATEMENT: In Response to PA GOP Attacks on Working Pennsylvanians and Today’s Budget Day of Action

HARRISBURG—PA Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement in response to a press release sent...

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A Fair Share Tax Plan for Pennsylvania — 2019 Update

Read the full proposal here. See how Pennsylvanians in each state Senate district would fare under the Fair Share...

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Governor Wolf’s 2019-2020 Budget: A First Take

Governor Wolf’s 2019-2020 budget proposal reflects the unique political moment in which it is presented. Pennsylvania is a state...

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School Code Bill Sets Education Funding ‘Formula’

The School Code (House Bill 1141, PN 2200) establishes a new basic education funding ‰”formula‰” with a base distribution...

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Too Big to Trust? Banks, Schools and the Ongoing Problem of Interest Rate Swaps

Philadelphia, like many cities, has faced serious financial difficulties in recent years. These difficulties have forced the city government...

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Statement: Budget Falls Short on Education, Health Care, Tax Reform

PA Budget for 2013-2014 fails to adequately address the enormity of the funding crisis facing Pennsylvania schools. 80 percent...

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Memo to Editors & Reporters: With Final Push for State Budget On, Here’s Where We Stand

Over the past decade, the cost of business tax cuts has tripled, rising to $2.4 billion in the coming...

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