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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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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, released on February 12, 2018, shares our reactions to the Trump administration’s FY 2019 budget. It...

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

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

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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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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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STATEMENT: On the Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME Decision

This press statement, released on June 27, 2018, reflects KRC executive director Stephen Herzenberg and PBPC director Marc Stier’s...

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STATEMENT: On the General Assembly Passage of the General Appropriations Bill

This press statement, released on June 22, 2018, reflects PBPC director Marc Stier’s statement following the General Assembly’s passage...

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STATEMENT: On the IFO Press Release of the Five-Year Economic and Budget Outlook

This press release from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center includes a statement from director Marc Stier regarding the...

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The We The People – PA Policy Agenda and the 2018 Midterm Election

This press release summarizes the policy agenda of the We The People – PA campaign launched in 2018. The...

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STATEMENT: On the Tax Study Released by the PA Chamber of Business and Industry

This press release from September of 2018 includes a statement from PBPC director Marc Stier on the study “Pennsylvania:...

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