Issues: Severance Tax


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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Lawmakers Shouldn’t “Give Away the Store” With Industry-Friendly Severance Tax Exemptions

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center examines severance tax policies in Texas and Arkansas as the gas industry ramps...

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Comparing Rep. Quinn’s Marcellus Drilling Fee to Other Plans

State Representative Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) introduced legislation creating a Marcellus Shale impact fee. This Reports and Briefing Papers compares...

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Pa. House Revenue Package Will Close Tax Loopholes, While Preserving Critical Services

This Reports and Briefing Papers outlines the components of House Bill 2435, the House revenue package introduced by State...

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Severance Tax Delay Costs Pennsylvania

Press Release given by The PA Budget and Policy Center highlights online ticker, which tracks lost tax dollars due...

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Proposed Tax Breaks for Natural Gas Industry Are Bad Deal for Pennsylvanians

The General Assembly is now considering several proposals to enact a tax on natural gas production (called a severance...

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How to Structure a Severance Tax that is Fair to Pennsylvanians

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is drafting legislation to institute a severance tax on the natural gas extracted from the...

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Fact Check on Severance Taxes and Marcellus Shale

  In 2010, the Pennsylvania General Assembly took steps to enact a severance tax on natural gas drilled in...

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Plan Would Mark Significant Compromise on Severance Tax

Senate leaders rejected the compromise within the severance tax plan and have refused to budge from a plan that...

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Responsible Growth: Protecting Public Interest with a Natural Gas Severance Tax

Every state with significant mineral wealth, with the exception of Pennsylvania, has adopted a severance tax on the resource...

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