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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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Top 10 Facts on SB 1

Senate Bill 1 would remove future Pennsylvania state and school employees from the state’s existing defined benefit pension (DB)...

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All Pennsylvanians Prospering Together (APP): A Pennsylvania Economic Development Strategy for the Long Term

The U.S. and Pennsylvania economies are finally recovering from the Great Recession, but virtually none of the benefits of...

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Double Trouble: Taxpayer-Subsidized Low-Wage Jobs in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Low wages for nursing home workers mean that many caregivers struggle to make ends meet and often qualify for...

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Pennsylvania Pension Facts: Beware of False Reforms

With budget season in full swing, some Pennsylvania lawmakers are dusting off plans to eliminate the state’s secure public...

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Tax Fairness: An Answer to Pennsylvania‰’s Budget Problems

In Pennsylvania, the very highest-income residents are getting richer. They also pay less of their income in taxes than...

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What About the Rest of Us? Top 1% Takes Home All the Increase in Pennsylvania Income in Current Economic Recovery

This national report Press Released by the Economic Analysis Research Network (EARN) and the Economic Policy Institute presents updated...

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Don’t Fix What‰’s Not Broken

Indiana’s legislature is considering drastic action to eliminate defined benefit pensions for new public employees, forcing them to enroll...

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Editorial Board Memo: Pennsylvania‰’s Proposed Hybrid Pension

Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives may shortly consider the proposed “hybrid pension” developed by the Pennsylvania Senate. In this editorial...

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STATEMENT: If the New Budget Raises the Sales Tax, It Should Also Raise the Minimum Wage

In light of news reports indicating a state budget agreement will include an increase in the sales tax, Keystone...

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