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Still No Accountability with Taxpayer-Funded Vouchers for Private and Religious School Tuition

Despite Pennsylvania’s structural deficit and Governor Wolf’s proposal to cut tax credits by $100 million in 2017-18, lawmakers are...

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Pennsylvania’s Great Working-Class Colleges

This Reports and Briefing Papers establishes the historic importance of the 14 State System schools to working families in...

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STATEMENT: On Passage of the U.S. Senate GOP Tax Bill

This press statement, released on December 2, 2017, shares PBPC director Marc Stier’s statement on the passage of the...

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PRESS MEMO: Why the House Tax Proposal is Bad for Pennsylvanians

While the tax cuts proposed in the House of Representatives plan may not be the largest in American history,...

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Press Release: House Tax Bill’s Child Tax Credit Increase Excludes 315,000 Pennsylvania Children in Low-Income Working Families

House Republican leaders highlight an increase in the maximum value of the federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) as their...

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Press Release: House Tax Plan – Benefits for Richest 1% in PA Starts High and Grows Over Time

This press release shares the findings of a 50-state analysis of the House tax plan released in November of...

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STATEMENT: On the U.S. House GOP Tax Bill

This press statement, released on November 2, 2017, shares our reaction to the House GOP tax bill and how...

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Natural Gas Producers in PA Don’t Pay Their Fair Share

In 2017, Pennsylvania’s legislature has shown renewed interest in enacting a severance tax on natural gas extraction as part...

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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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PRESS MEMO: On the PA House GOP Budget Plan to Raid Special Funds

This press memo, released on September 5, 2017, details how the budget plan released by a group of Republican...

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Why We Shouldn’t Raid Special Funds to Balance the General Fund

In August of 2017, some Republican members of the House of Representatives were readying a plan to borrow massively...

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Governor’s 2017-18 Budget Overview

In this research paper, Marc Stier, Stephen Herzenberg, and Diana Polson take a closer look at Governor Wolf’s proposed...

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