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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STATEMENT: On the State of SB22, the Redistricting Reform Bill

This press statement, released on June 11, 2018, reflects PBPC director Marc Stier’s position on the state of Senate...

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Four Misconceptions About a Severance Tax

These talking points serve as a response to some of the most frequent criticisms of instituting a severance tax...

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MEMO: Analysis of the PA Senate Redistricting Commission Plan and the Folmer Amendment

This policy memo shares our analysis of Senator Mike Folmer’s amendment to Senate Bill 22, Pennsylvania’s redistricting reform bill.

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