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State Predicts Increase in Sales, Income Tax Collections

As I previously blogged here and here, Pennsylvania General Fund revenue collections are projected to grow very little in...

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Sales, Income Taxes to Rise; Corporate Taxes Not So Much

As I blogged last week, state budget forecasters are not predicting much growth in revenue collections over the 2013-14...

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Everything You Need to Know about 2013-14 Budget

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center has released a full detailed analysis of the 2013-14 state budget plan spending...

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Small Steps Toward Reform But Special Tax Breaks Remain

Among the final pieces of the 2013-14 budget package now before the Governor is a Tax Code bill that...

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Senate Approved Medicaid Expansion But It Faces Hurdle in the House

The Pennsylvania Senate on Sunday approved legislation to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of low-income Pennsylvanians in accordance...

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House Derails Medicaid Expansion But the Fight Goes On

The Pennsylvania House rejected an effort by Representative Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) today to revive the Medicaid expansion before the...

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Pa. Senate Appropriations Approves $28.375 Billion Budget

The Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a 2013-14 state budget (amended into HB 1437) that spends $28.375 billion,...

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Philadelphia School Funding Agreement Comes with Strings Attached

The Philadelphia School District will receive new state funding, but with strings attached that leave some key decisions in...

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Pennsylvania Moves One Step Closer to Expanding Medicaid

Pennsylvania has an unparalleled opportunity to expand Medicaid health coverage under the U.S. health reform law to between 600,000...

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PA Needs to Get Serious about Closing Loopholes

Check out my recent op-ed for PennLive.com on the opportunity — and obligation — the Pennsylvania Senate has to really close...

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$2-$2.5 Billion in Funding for Transportation Being Negotiated with Budget

Dueling transportation funding plans from the Pennsylvania Senate and House are still being hashed out in the Capitol this...

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Time Is Running Out for Students Across PA

Passing on a great letter to the editor written by Haverford Township School Board member Lawrence A. Feinberg and...

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