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Bills Weaken PA Oversight of Health Insurance Rate Increases

This legislation in the House and Senate would keep more Pennsylvania consumers in the dark. With less scrutiny and...

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Falling Through the Cracks: Six Months After the End of adultBasic

Six months after the end of the state‰’s adultBasic program, few former enrollees have been able to access the...

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Natural Gas Drillers Pay Little in Pa. State and Local Taxes

Natural gas drillers claim they have paid hundreds of millions of dollars in Pennsylvania taxes, but data from the...

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STATEMENT: Sen. Scarnati’s Local Impact Fee Lets Drillers Off the Hook

Advocates for enacting a responsible natural gas drilling tax in Pennsylvania raised serious concerns about the proposed local impact...

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Department of Revenue Analysis Goes Well Beyond Taxes Paid by Drillers

The Department of Revenue‰’s new analysis obscures as much as it illuminates. The largest tax contributions in each category...

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Statement on 2011-12 Budget: Doing Less with More

The Pennsylvania Legislature has adopted a budget that does less with more, cutting services to children while leaving most...

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Under PA House Leadership Bill, Gas Drillers Would Pay One-Fifth of What They Pay in Texas

The Pennsylvania House may vote next week on a drilling fee plan that asks Marcellus Shale drillers to pay...

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A Turn for the Worse: Sen. Scarnati’s Amended Marcellus Shale Fee Plan

Senate Bill 1100 falls short, according to the PA Budget and Policy Center’s Reports and Briefing Papers on Sen....

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Drilling Fee Bills Fail to Address Pressing State Needs

Pennsylvania is the only significant gas-producing state without a drilling tax or fee on natural gas. Virtually every other...

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Summary of Representative Reed’s Marcellus Fee Plan

This Reports and Briefing Papers looks at State Representative Dave Reed‰’s Marcellus Shale impact fee plan. The Paper shows...

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Critical Points on Marcellus Shale Tax/Fee Plans

PA Budget and Policy center expresses their reccomendation that the General Assembly enact fair and meaningful tax on Marcellus...

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Analysis: Pennsylvania’s 2011-12 Budget

This analysis of the 2011-2012 proposed PA budget sheds light on a series of gimmicks used to reduce the...

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