Year: 2016


Understanding the Numbers in a Budget Crisis

This Reports and Briefing Papers compares the three budget propasls comimng out of Harrisburg: Governor Wolf‰’s budget proposal, the...

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A 2016-17 Budget for Pennsylvania’s Future

We believe in a forward-looking government that is aggressive, creative, and nimble in advancing our common dreams. In this...

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A Fair Share Tax Plan for Pennsylvania: How to Raise Revenues While Sparing Most Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvania desperately needs new, recurring revenues, both to overcome a serious structural deficit that may lead to devastating budget...

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EDITORIAL BOARD MEMO: Higher Education Funding in Pennsylvania

In this press memo, dated October 14, 2016, PBPC shares some of our most recent findings about the funding...

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Who Pays For An Increase in the PIT to 4% on Income From Wealth

Legislators are currently working to find the revenues necessary to fund the appropriations bill that passed the House and...

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Who Benefits from the Philadelphia Soda Tax? All Philadelphians, and especially those with low-incomes

The tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) proposed by Mayor Kenney, also known as the “soda tax,” is controversial mainly...

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PA Should Raise Needed Revenues in Fair Ways: Short- and Long-term Approaches to Fixing Pennsylvania’s Unfair Tax System

This Reports and Briefing Papers analyzes several options for raising revenue for the Pennsylvania state budget which would fall...

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Governor’s 2016-17 Budget Overview

This analysis details the Governor’s 2016-2017 Budget Overview. Structural deficits, and the revenue needed to combat those deficits are...

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STATEMENT: Keystone Research Applauds Wolf Plan to Raise PA Overtime Threshold

In this press statement, Keystone Research Center executive director Steven Herzenberg, responds to the announcement that Governor Wolf will...

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STATEMENT: Keystone Research Center on Announcement that UPMC Will Pay Workers At Least $15/Hour

This Press Release issues a statement from Stephen Herzenberg, executive director of the Keystone Research Center, following UPMC’s announcement...

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