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PA’s Tax System Grows More Unfair: Low-Income Pay Price

Pennsylvania often falls near the bottom of state rankings—for instance, 47th in job growth and 48th in funding for...

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NY Gov Proposes Property Tax ‘Circuit Breaker’—Will PA Follow?

This week, New York governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a $1.66 billion property tax “circuit breaker” as part of his...

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Cutting Corporate Taxes Won’t Spur Economic Growth

Flying in the face of the often heard rhetoric that tax cuts are the cure for all ills, a...

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Educational Tax Credits: Increasing Public Funding of Private Schools at the Expense of Public Schools

In the last few days of the legislative session, state lawmakers are fast-tracking a bill that would expand and...

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Internet Access Taxes – Let State and Local Government Decide

Since 1998 when it passed the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), Congress has banned state and local governments from...

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April Revenues and Corporate Taxes Plummet Below 2012-13 Levels

Something emerged from April’s revenue results that is troubling and has a longer lasting impact on the Commonwealth’s ability...

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Unlike Other States, No Revenue Surpluses in PA

While most states are finally recovering from the worst recession in decades, and seeing revenue surpluses for the first...

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What’s in the Governor’s 2014-15 Budget?

Governor Tom Corbett has proposed a 2014-15 state General Fund budget that would spend $29.4 billion, $927 million, or...

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It’s Great to Have Gas

A new report out from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University gives Pennsylvania low marks for its finances,...

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State Revenue Collections Still on Track, but Revenue Surplus Is Now Gone

Halfway through the state’s fiscal year, General Fund revenues are right on target — exceeding official estimates by a...

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Pennsylvanians Shortchanged by Drilling Fee

Last week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reported that natural gas drillers are paying $202 million in local impact...

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Governor’s Corporate Tax Cut Plan Will Cost $800 Million

I am testifying before the Pennsylvania House Finance Committee today on Governor Tom Corbett’s plan to cut the state’s...

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