Year: 2015


Follow the Property Tax Money: The Wolf Plan and HB 504 Compared

Pennsylvania is highly reliant on local property taxes to fund its public schools, ranking near the bottom of all...

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Pennsylvania at Another Crossroads

Over the past few years, many other states, similar to Pennsylvania in 2011 and again today, have faced critical...

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Testimony of Stephen Herzenberg, Keystone Research Center, Senate Finance Committee Public Hearing on Proposals to Increase the Personal Income and the Sales/Use Tax, June 10, 2015

Stephen Herzenberg, of the Keystone Research Center, gives Testimony regarding tax fairness and revenue adequacy in regards to proposals...

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Testimony: Time to End the Excuses and Enact a Severance Tax on Natural Gas

Michael Wood presents for a joint hearing of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and Senate Finance Committee....

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Property Tax Relief in Pennsylvania

One of the primary issues being negotiated in the 2015-16 budget is school property tax relief. There are several...

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Pa. Leaves Money on the Table by not Enacting a Natural Gas Severance Tax

Responding to overwhelming public support for enacting a severance tax on natural gas production, Governor Wolf and several members...

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A Wage-Less and Income-Less Recovery for PA’s 99 Percent. New Study: Top 1% Only Group to See Income Gains Since 2009

Reports and Research Papers concludes that raising the minimum wage, strengthening unions, and requiring CEOs and other top earners...

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A Comparative Analysis of the Pennsylvania Senate and House 2015-2016 Budget Proposals

This comparative analysis considers the two proposed budgets for 2015-2016 (SB 1073, which is largely bi-partisan, and HB 1046,...

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Analysis of School Funding in SB 1073

In this Reports and Briefing Papers, PBPC provides our analysis of Senate Bill 1073 and its impact on Pennsylvania’s...

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Technical addendum: understanding the difference between the two budgets

This addendum clears up confusion between the two buget proposals, SB 1073 and HB 1460. Specifically, looking at direct...

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