Issues: PA Budget


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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Statement: Governor’s Budget Does Little to Undo Damage of Last Two Years

Statement on the Governor’s budget, 2013: The Governor’s budget fails to provide sustainable funding to reduce class sizes in...

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Pa. House Budget Locks in Most School Funding Cuts

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved a 2013-14 budget bill which locks in cuts that have disproportionately impacted high-poverty...

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Statement on 2011-12 Budget: Doing Less with More

Pennsylvania Legislature has adopted a budget that does less with more, cutting services to children while leaving most of...

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Statement: Pa. Needs a Budget in Step with Middle Class Values

This budget turns its back on the state’s most vulnerable, leaving thousands of working Pennsylvanians and children without health...

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Statement: Senate Should Reject Program Notorious for Misuse in Other States

House Bill 2626 would provide profitable corporations a new tax credit just for filling a vacant position without creating...

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PA House Sets Budget Priorities, Laying Groundwork for Final Budget Negotiations

On June 6, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives debated and amended the Senate‰’s budget bill ‰ adding $91 million...

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Education Policy Changes Move with Budget

General Assembly is moving legislative changes to the state‰’s Public School Code and other education-related changes before the end...

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2012-13 Budget: A Look at County Human Services Pilot Program

Human Services Development Block Grant, to begin in July 2012. The programs include the Behavioral Health Services Initiative, Mental...

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