Resources from the Pennsylvania Budget Summit

Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First

Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First delivers the Keynote Address at the Pennsylvania Budget Summit.

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center hosted its annual Budget Summit in Harrisburg on February 21, providing an in-depth look at the state and federal budgets and what they mean for communities and families across Pennsylvania.

PBPC Research Director Michael Wood presented an overview of the state's revenue performance and the Governor's proposed 2013-14 budget.

A legislative panel, featuring Senator Jay Costa, Representative Todd Stephens and Representative Mike Sturla, and moderated by former Representative Kathy Manderino, presented the view from inside the Capitol as they debated the merits of the Governor's budget proposal.

Keynote speaker Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First offered a lively look at the organized effort to push policies in statehouses across the country that lower taxes, reduce workplace protections, and diminish public investments.

Joan Huffer, Director of the Federal Budget Initiative for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, updated the audience on the federal budget and what it means for Pennsylvania.

And several workshop sessions focused on the big issues that will shape the state budget: the impact of expanding health care, school funding and charter reform, pensions, the future of human services, the impact of federal policy decisions, and much more.

Below are resources, including PowerPoint presentations and educational materials, from the Budget Summit. Check back in the coming days as we add additional materials, photos and video.


Budget Summit Agenda

Just the Facts: Pennsylvania Spending

Just the Facts: Pennsylvania Taxes

Just the Facts: Pennsylvania Debt

Just the Facts: Pennsylvania Tax Fairness

2013-14 Budget Analysis: Modest Increases in Governor's Plan Rely on Uncertain Funding Sources

Op-ed: Governor Corbett's Budget Falls Short on Education, Health Care and Taxes

Pennsylvania Education Facts

Medicaid Expansion: Accepting Federal Funds to Extend Health Coverage Is Fiscally Responsible


The 2013-14 Budget: Headed Toward Competitiveness?
Michael Wood, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

What Will Federal Budget Actions Mean for PA?
Joan Huffer, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 


PBPC and many other attendees live tweeted from the Budget Summit on February 21. Check out the tweets below.