Type of Document: Blog


Blockbuster Investigation on Tax Avoidance Shows Clear Need for Bold Federal Tax Changes 

Last month’s ProPublica revelations identified what many experts, some lawmakers, and a majority of Americans already knew about the U.S. tax code: Policymakers over the past several decades...

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Achieving a More Equitable Pittsburgh Budget: Treasury Guidance on How the City Can Use American Rescue Plan Funds

With the recent influx of $335 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds, the City of Pittsburgh has formed...

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Not According to Need: PA Again Shorts Counties with More Renters, Higher Rents, and Larger Black Populations

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The PA Budget: A Disgrace and Dereliction of Duty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2021   Contact: Adrienne Standley standley@pennbpc.org 717-805-8466 Statement by Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget...

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Memo: The Budget No One Wants

To: Editorial boards, columnists, political reporters, and other interested parties From: Marc Stier, Director, PA Budget and Policy Center...

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PA’s Emergency Rental Assistance Shorts Counties with Most Renters in Need

As Pennsylvania lawmakers wrangle over how our state should use American Rescue Plan funds, we must look at decisions...

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On Juneteenth: White Supremacy Survives in Pennsylvania

Juneteenth, the newest federal holiday, is a day to remember. It’s a day to remember the end of slavery...

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Why You Get Hurt When Your Neighbors’ Unemployment Benefits Get Cut

May job numbers for the nation, released June 4, and the Pennsylvania job numbers for April, released late May,...

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This Is What Permanent AFP Tax Credit Changes Would Do for Pennsylvanians

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) has made significant changes to federal tax policy, expanding and strengthening the child tax...

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Using Federal Funds to Build a Stronger PA: Treasury Guidance on How State and Local Governments Can Use American Rescue Plan Funds

The much-awaited Treasury guidance on how states and local governments can use American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds is now...

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It’s Time to Invest in Affordable, High-Speed Broadband for All

Both Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center’s education work in Pennsylvania and Keystone Research Center’s work on the four-state (PA,...

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Pittsburgh Budget and Policy Center Statement: American Rescue Plan Funds for City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

With the American Rescue Plan funds, our county, our state, and our city have a huge opportunity to address immediate and long-standing inequities. We can invest in a...

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