Year: 2018


Fact Check on Severance Taxes and Marcellus Shale

  In 2010, the Pennsylvania General Assembly took steps to enact a severance tax on natural gas drilled in...

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Governor’s 2018-19 Budget Overview

This research paper shares PBPC’s overview of Governor Wolf’s proposed budget for 2018-19. While the details are different, the...

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BRIEF: Rethinking Philadelphia Taxes to Fund Education

At PBPC, we have long argued that the education of Philadelphians shouldn’t be a responsibility of the city alone....

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STATEMENT: On the Trump Administration’s Proposed FY 2019 Federal Budget

This press statement, Press Released on February 12, 2018, shares our reactions to the Trump Administration’s FY 2019 budget....

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STATEMENT: On Governor Wolf’s Proposed 2018-19 Budget

This press statement, Press Released on February 6, 2018, shares PBPC director Marc Stier’s statement on Governor Wolf’s budget...

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The Pennsylvania Promise: Making College Affordable and Securing Pennsylvania’s Economic Future

  With a modest and smart investment, Pennsylvania can build a more prosperous future for its citizens and reinvigorate...

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The Pennsylvania Promise – Affordable College for all Pennsylvanians

This presentation, given by labor economist Mark Price on January 24, 2018, outlines our “Pennsylvania Promise” plan to make...

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MEMO: It’s Not Really About Work: Why Pennsylvania Should Reject Work Requirements

The appeal of work requirements for Medicaid and SNAP recipients is based on false stereotypes about poor people being...

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PreK-12 Education Funding in Pennsylvania: Where Do We Stand?

  In this report, we take a closer look at Governor Wolf’s budget proposals for 2018-19. Specifically, we examine...

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Analysis of Gov. Wolf’s Proposed 2018-19 State Budget

Governor Tom Wolf presented his 2018-19 state budget proposal on February 6, 2018. This video shares PBPC’s response and...

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