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Memo to Newspaper Editors: Save Tobacco Settlement Dollars for Health Care

In a memo to editorial board members, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Sharon Ward wrote that policymakers should...

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A Memo to Editorial Page Editors and Columnists on the State Budget

On May 21, 2010, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center hosted a conference call with editorial page editors and...

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PRESS MEMO: New Estimates of the Loss of Federal Funding to Pennsylvania from the Senate Health Care Bill

The Manatt Health Group and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released a study on the impact of the Senate...

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PRESS MEMO: Why Editorial Boards Should Weigh in on Pennsylvania Needs for a Real Severance Tax Now

Since the late 2000s, Pennsylvania editorial boards have weighed in periodically on Pennsylvania’s need to enact a “real” severance...

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PRESS MEMO: The Effects of U.S. Senate Health Care Bill on Pennsylvania

In this press memo, we share the effects of the U.S. Senate health care bill on Pennsylvania, specifically estimating...

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EDITORIAL BOARD MEMO: Higher Education Funding in Pennsylvania

In this press memo, dated October 14, 2016, PBPC shares some of our most recent findings about the funding...

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MEMO: It’s Not Really About Work: Why Pennsylvania Should Reject Work Requirements

The appeal of work requirements for Medicaid and SNAP recipients is based on false stereotypes about poor people being...

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Don’t Fix What‰’s Not Broken

Indiana’s legislature is considering drastic action to eliminate defined benefit pensions for new public employees, forcing them to enroll...

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MEMO: Analysis of the PA Senate Redistricting Commission Plan and the Folmer Amendment

This memo outlines how the Folmer proposal is worse than the process we have now in four important respects....

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Four Misconceptions About a Severance Tax

This explainer memo is a response to some of the most frequent criticisms of instituting a severance tax in...

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KRC Files Affidavit in PA School Funding Lawsuit

This memo reports that petitioners in Pennsylvania‰’s school funding lawsuit filed a brief and affidavits refuting the claim made...

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Four Misconceptions About a Severance Tax

This explainer memo is a response to some of the most frequent criticisms of instituting a severance tax in...

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