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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Budget Agreement Postpones Budget Problems Rather Than Solves Them

State legislative leaders announced a tentative agreement on a 2009-10 state budget Friday, but later in the day, Governor...

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Modernizing the Sales Tax to Match Today’s Economy

PA Budget and Policy Center states that Pennsylvania‰’s sales tax is out of date. It has failed to keep...

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A Look at Sales Taxation of Cultural Events Across the U.S

This Reports and Briefing Papers discusses the 2009-10 Pennsylvania state budget agreement. The agreement announced by the lawmakers includes...

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Natural Gas Industry Report Falsely Claims Sky Will Fall if Severance Tax Enacted

A study financed by the gas industry, overplays the positive impacts of increased natural gas production, while minimizing the...

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2009-10 State Budget Analysis: Plan Compromises Many State Services

PA Budget and Policy Center analysis the 2009-2010 state budget. The budget uses uses federal stimulus dollars to protect...

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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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