Year: 2011


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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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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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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Advocates Raise Concerns about Sen. Scarnati’s Local Impact Fee

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

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

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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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Summary: No Time to Pass Luxury Tax Break for Private Jet Sales

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center recently Press Released a policy brief on HB 1100, a Bill which would...

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Pa. House Poised to Hand Out Another Corporate Loophole – This Time for Jets

PA Budget and Policy Center reviews House Bill 1100, which would exempt the sale of private and corporate aircraft...

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Voter Mandates Costly to Taxpayer

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is considering legislation that would require every citizen to present photo identification as a...

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