PBPC hosted its annual Pennsylvania Budget Summit in Harrisburg, providing an in-depth look at the state and federal budget plans and what they mean for communities and families across Pennsylvania. Check out online resources from the Summit.
Governor Tom Corbett has proposed a 2014-15 state General Fund budget that would spend $29.4 billion and rely on more than a billion dollars in one-time revenue sources. Join us on February 20, 2014 for a comprehensive look at the proposed state budget, including what it means for education, health and human services, and local communities, and an in-depth discussion of the leading issues of the 2014 legislative session.
Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center joined state policy and budget experts this week for a symposium on school funding in Pennsylvania. Speakers outlined funding approaches from a national, statewide, and local perspective and laid out solutions for returning Pennsylvania to the path of a "thorough and efficient" system of public education.
Beginning Tuesday, Pennsylvanians who are working but lack health insurance will be able to shop for and compare options for affordable coverage on a new competitive Health Insurance Marketplace established by the federal health care law.