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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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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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Plan Would Mark Significant Compromise on Severance Tax

Senate leaders rejected the compromise within the severance tax plan and have refused to budge from a plan that...

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What Does the Tax Foundation Business Climate Index Really Tell Us?

The Tax Foundation Press Released its 2011 Business Tax Climate Index, ranking Pennsylvania 26th in the nation. In this...

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Lawmakers Examine Proposed Legislative Fiscal Office

PA Budget and Policy Center Director, Sharon Ward, testifies during a public hearing, examining a plan to examined a...

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Detailed Analysis of Governor’s 2010-11 Budget

This budget analysis shows that the state budget proposed by Governor Ed Rendell for the 2010-11 Fiscal Year, is...

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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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