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Fact Sheet: Pa. Should Take Federal Opportunity to Expand Medicaid Coverage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides states with the opportunity to expand Medicaid coverage in 2014 to adults with...

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Pa.’s Marcellus Impact Fee Comes Up Short

As the economic value of natural gas production increases in Pennsylvania‰’s Marcellus Shale, the local impact fee created by...

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Final 2012-13 Budget Analysis: Failing to Invest in a Stronger Pa. Economy

The General Assembly has enacted a 2012-13 state budget that restores some of the cuts proposed by Governor Tom...

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HB 2150: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

This Reports and Briefing Papers analyzes House Bill 2150, a corporate tax bill sponsored by State Rep. Dave Reed....

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Senate Economic Stimulus Package: The Wrong Solution for Pennsylvania’s Economy

This Reports and Briefing Papers considers whether proposed tax changes would achieve the outcome that their sponsors put forward....

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Taking a Balanced Approach to Meet Pennsylvanians’ Needs

The Great Recession has taken a toll on Pennsylvania and the nation, contributing to a historic decline in tax...

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Modernizing the Sales Tax to Match Today’s Economy

PA Budget and Policy Center states that Pennsylvania‰’s sales tax is out of date. It has failed to keep...

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Report: Exaggerating the Employment Impacts of Shale Drilling: How and Why

Exaggerated claims are dispelled in this Reports and Research Papers, which sheds light on the truth behind job growth...

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Testimony by Sharon Ward before the Senate Majority Policy Committee

Sharon Ward of PA Budget and Policy Center registers opposition to Senate Bill 7 and 707. Her Testimony warns...

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State of Working Pennsylvania 2013

The State of Working Pennsylvania, Keystone’s annual Labor Day check-in on how working Pennsylvanians are faring in today‰’s economy,...

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Apocalypse Not: Severance Taxes and Industry Exit in the Marcellus Shale

In this paper, the economics of a typical unconventional gas well in the Marcellus Shale from the point of...

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Increasingly Unequal in Pennsylvania: Income Inequality, 1917 to 2011

A slow but steady erosion of labor standards, tax policies designed to benefit corporations and the wealthy, and unchecked...

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