Year: 2017


The Budget End Game, Revenue Options to Fund Priorities

The General Assembly is in the final stages of negotiating the budget for Fiscal Year 2007‰”Ò08. The House of...

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Devastation, Death, and Deficits: The Impact of ACA Repeal on Pennsylvania

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 is one of the most important pieces of domestic legislation enacted since the...

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PRESS MEMO: Drillers Are Right – PA Needs Tax Rate on Gas Like Other States: It’s Time for a Severance Tax

When a group of bipartisan legislators became more vocal in their support of a severance tax on natural gas...

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It Can’t Be Fixed: Policy and Politics in the Republican Health Care Bill

The Republican approach to repealing and replacing the ACA and drastically reducing the size of the Medicaid program can’t...

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PRESS MEMO: Revenue Options to Finish the 2017-18 Budget

Since 2010, Pennsylvania has consistently enacted budgets that, instead of being paid for by current revenues, borrow from the...

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It’s Time for a Real Severance Tax in Pennsylvania

Legislators on both sides of the aisle, and Governor Wolf, all made proposals in 2017 to enact severance taxes...

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PRESS MEMO: New Estimates of the Loss of Federal Funding to Pennsylvania from the Senate Health Care Bill

The Manatt Health Group and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have Press Released a study on the impact of the...

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PRESS MEMO: Why Editorial Boards Should Weigh in on Pennsylvania Needs for a Real Severance Tax Now

Since the late 2000s, Pennsylvania editorial boards have weighed in periodically on Pennsylvania’s need to enact a “real” severance...

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PRESS MEMO: Effects of U.S. Senate Health Care Bill on Pennsylvania

In this press memo, we share the effects of the U.S. Senate Health Care bill on Pennsylvania, specifically estimating...

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New Proposals Pushed by Senator Toomey Would Hurt Vulnerable Pennsylvanians in Medicaid

Pennsylvania must brace itself for a substantial decrease in federal Medicaid payments that would devastate our state budget and...

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