Year: 2010


Good Jobs, Strong Industries, a Better Pennsylvania: Towards a 21st-Century State Economic Development Policy

Pennsylvania lawmakers today face two challenging pressures that are difficult to reconcile: a) a deep recession that has eroded...

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The Recession’s Broad Impact on Pennsylvania Communities

Poverty holds steady for Pennsylvania, although some communities see increases. Unemployment compensation played a pivotal role in blunting the...

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Census Reports Significant Increase in National Poverty, Uninsured Rate

According to The U.S. Census Bureau, the number of individuals in poverty and without health insurance increased and median...

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Employer-Sponsored Health Care Fact Sheet

Pennsylvania second only to Michigan in loss of employer health care coverage. Despite more Pennsylvania children losing employer coverage,...

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Pennsylvania Continues to Lead Nation in Lost Employer Health Coverage

More and more Pennsylvanians are finding that a job doesn’t guarantee health benefits,‰” said Sharon Ward, Director of the...

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AdultBasic Health Plan Running Out of Money

Nearly 43,000 Pennsylvanians enrolled in adultBasic will lose their health insurance early next year unless quick action is taken...

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New Report Examines adultBasic Funding Crisis

The Community Health Reinvestment (CHR) Agreement is due to expire, which would cut the primary funding source for adultBasic,...

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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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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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