Year: 2010


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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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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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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