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STATEMENT: Senate Should Reject Program Notorious for Misuse in Other States

House Bill 2626 would provide profitable corporations a new tax credit just for filling a vacant position without creating...

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Cracker Plant Tax Credit Expensive for Taxpayers While Promising Few Permanent Jobs

Governor Tom Corbett‰’s administration has proposed giving $1.65 billion in state tax credits over 25 years to companies that...

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PA House Sets Budget Priorities, Laying Groundwork for Final Budget Negotiations

On June 6, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives debated and amended the Senate‰’s budget bill ‰ adding $91 million...

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Individuals, Not Corporations, Pick Up the Tax Tab for EITC Scholarships

Pennsylvania‰’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) allows businesses to recover 75% to 90% of the cost of contributing to...

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Education Policy Changes Move with Budget

General Assembly is moving legislative changes to the state‰’s Public School Code and other education-related changes before the end...

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2012-13 Budget: A Look at County Human Services Pilot Program

Human Services Development Block Grant, to begin in July 2012. The programs include the Behavioral Health Services Initiative, Mental...

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2012-13 Budget: Welfare Code Adds Work Requirement for Parents with High Health Needs, Punitive Job Search Requirement for TANF Recipients

The Welfare Code bill that was adopted by the General Assembly on June 30 eliminated the General Assistance Program,...

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2012-13 Budget: Tax Code Changes Whittle Away at State’s Revenue Base

Changes to the state’s Tax Code, enacted in House Bill 761 (Act 85 of 2012), are projected by the...

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New Data Suggest Hundreds of Thousands Could Be Disenfranchised by Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law

With a new Voter ID Law now in effect in Pennsylvania, a large number of Pennsylvanians could be disenfranchised...

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Final 2012-13 Budget Analysis: Failing to Invest in a Stronger Pa. Economy

The General Assembly has enacted a 2012-13 state budget that restores some of the cuts proposed by Governor Tom...

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Pennsylvania’s Identity Crisis: Rushed Implementation of Voter ID Law Putting Voting Rights at Risk

Pennsylvania‰’s voter ID law is restrictive and complicated to implement for Pennsylvania‰’s large population in such a short period...

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PBPC Testifies Before House Finance Committee on Characteristics of Effective Tax Incentives

In Testimony before the House Finance Committee today on bills to create a series of new tax credit programs,...

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