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Pa.’s Marcellus Impact Fee Comes Up Short

As the economic value of natural gas production increases in Pennsylvania‰’s Marcellus Shale, the local impact fee created by...

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Memo to House Finance Committee: Significant Flaws in Inheritance Tax, Bank Loans Tax Legislation

PA Budget and Policy center urges Pennsylvanians to reconsider Inheritance Tax and Bank Loans Tax Legislation, which would provide...

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A Look at Education Funding in Governor’s 2013-14 Budget

Governor Corbett’s 2013-2014 budget proposes expensive new corporate tax breaks that will continue to shift costs to individuals and...

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2013-14 Budget Analysis: Modest Increases in Governor’s Plan Rely on Uncertain Funding Sources

Governor Tom Corbett proposed a 2013-14 budget which puts forth expensive new corporate tax breaks that will continue to...

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$3 Billion Bill for Corporate Tax Cuts in 2012-13

Pennsylvania tax cuts compete with state funding for schools, the state‰’s colleges and universities, early childhood education, and human...

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Memo: Governor’s Tax Cut Plan Falls Short of Reform

Hidden deep within Governor Tom Corbett‰’s proposed 2013-14 budget is a plan to enact a 30% cut in Pennsylvania‰’s...

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Memo to House: Vote No on Private Jets Tax Break

The House will once again consider HB 1100, which would eliminate sales and use tax on the purchase of...

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What You Need to Know About House Budget Plan

Pennsylvania House Republican leaders today introduced a 2013-14 budget that is $100 million less than what Governor Tom Corbett...

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Report: Exaggerating the Employment Impacts of Shale Drilling: How and Why

Exaggerated claims are dispelled in this Reports and Research Papers, which sheds light on the truth behind job growth...

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Property Tax Elimination Bill Threatens Long-term Public School Funding

House Bill 76 and Senate Bill 76 would create a funding gap that leaves Pennsylvania‰’s students permanently behind. Pennsylvania...

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Census Data: PA’s Health Insurance Coverage Rates Still Below Pre-recession Levels

PA Budget and Policy Center highlights new census data from the U.S. Census Bureau‰’s Current Population Survey (CPS). Results...

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A Look at Other States Shows Marcellus Impact Fee Shortchanges Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvania enacted an ‰”impact fee‰” on natural gas wells drilled into Pennsylvania‰’s Marcellus Shale that generates a relatively small...

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