Year: 2010


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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Severance Tax Delay Costs Pennsylvania

Press Release given by The PA Budget and Policy Center highlights online ticker, which tracks lost tax dollars due...

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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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Missed Opportunities: An Analysis of 2010-11 Budget

Pennsylvania’s 2010-2011 budget increases funding to meet mandated expenditures for public health care and corrections. It offsets those increases...

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Pennsylvania’s Industry Partnerships – Foundation For A Competitive And Prosperous Pennsylvania

Keystone Research Center Executive Director Stephen Herzenberg delivered Testimony on February 24, 2010 at a Pennsylvania House Labor Relations...

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Getting Pennsylvania‰’s Economy Back on Track: Federal Policies Save Thousands of Jobs and Prevent Much Higher Unemployment Across Pennsylvania

This Reports and Briefing Papers asks the following question: What would the Pennsylvania jobs situation and unemployment rate look...

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State of Working Pennsylvania 2010

“The State of Working Pennsylvania 2010” is the KRC’s 15th annual check-up on the Pennsylvania economy.

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