Year: 2009


A Look at Census Data on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance in U.S. and PA

The U.S. Census Bureau Press Released income, poverty, and health insurance data from the annual Current Population Survey (CPS)...

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Winners and Losers Under Single Sales Factor

Budget negotiators are considering adopting the Single Sales Factor (SSF)1, a targeted tax break promoted by a small group...

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Event Highlights Need to Raise Revenue for Workforce, Higher Education, Housing

Dozens gather for a State Capitol rally today to urge lawmakers to preserve key investments in state services by...

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Special Interest Tax Break Will Cost $100 Million, Make Tax System Less Fair

Tom Wolf called on the Governor and state Legislature today to reject a special interest tax break that will...

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Shared Costs, Shared Resources: State Distribution of Severance Tax Revenues

This Reports and Briefing Papers explores Governor Ed Rendell’s proposed 2009-2010 budget, which would enact a severance tax on...

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Comparing State Budget Proposals

This budget analysis, posted on July 16, 2009, compares Pennsylvania’s four competing budget proposals: the Governor’s budget, Senate Bill...

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Expanded Tax Forgiveness Would Soften Impact of PIT Increase

Governor Ed Rendell has proposed a one-half percent increase in Pennsylvania’s personal income tax (PIT) rate from 3.07% to...

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Income or Sales Tax: Which Is the Better Option?

In July of 2009, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was considering new revenue options to balance the Commonwealth’s budget and...

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Income Tax Reform in Pennsylvania

Despite Pennsylvania‰’s constitution uniformity clause, the analysis done by the Pa Budget and Policy Center, shows that it is...

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Single Sales Factor Creates Windfall for a Few, Worsens State Deficit

Budget negotiators are considering a change in the way companies calculate their corporate income tax liability. Adoption of the...

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