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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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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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Stimulus Transition Fund Reduces Future Deficits, Preserves Education and Health Care

Following declining tax revenue due to the national recession, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The...

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Taking a Balanced Approach to Meet Pennsylvanians’ Needs

The Great Recession has taken a toll on Pennsylvania and the nation, contributing to a historic decline in tax...

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Last One to the Party: Pennsylvania’s Proposed Other Tobacco Products Tax

This Reports and Research Papers examines Pennslvania’s proposed Other Tobacco Products Tax. Pennsylvania is one of only two states...

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Pa. House Revenue Package Will Close Tax Loopholes, While Preserving Critical Services

This Reports and Briefing Papers outlines the components of House Bill 2435, the House revenue package introduced by State...

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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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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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