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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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 released a study on the impact of the Senate...

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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: The 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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ED BOARD MEMO: Federal Budget Proposal Would Blow Nearly $700 Million Hole in PA Budget by Shifting Food Assistance Costs

President Trump’s budget would make deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps,...

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At Students’ Expense: Rising Costs Threaten Pennsylvania Public Universities’ Role in Upward Mobility

Deep cuts in state funding coupled with living expenses on campus that have risen faster than tuition are threatening...

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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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Who Pays for School Property Tax Elimination? An Analysis of School Property Tax Burdens in Pennsylvania

Far from providing relief for working families, recent proposals to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania would increase taxes...

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