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

The PA budget for 2013-2014 fails to adequately address the enormity of the funding crisis facing Pennsylvania schools. Eighty...

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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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America‰’s Food Security Program in Danger

Cutting SNAP will increase hunger and poverty, hurt our local economy, and shift the pain of budget cuts onto...

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Liquor Revenue Necessary to Prevent 3,783 Layoffs in School District of Philadelphia

New revenue from the city and state is necessary to avoid the most harmful cuts and avert the long-term...

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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: 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 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

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

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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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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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