Budget Analyses

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center produces a variety of reports, policy briefs, and other publications on state budget and tax policy, health care policy, education policy, poverty and public welfare, the economy, and several related issues. Below is an archive of all PBPC publications to date.

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July 9, 2013

The Pennsylvania Legislature has approved and the Governor has signed a 2013-14 state budget that spends $28.376 billion. The plan includes a small increase to basic education funding, $122.5 million overall. Read PBPC's full analysis.

July 9, 2013

The plan maintains the capital stock and franchise tax, which was set to expire in 2014, for two more years and takes steps to close the Delaware loophole.

July 2, 2013

The School Code establishes a new basic education funding “formula” with a base distribution, and 12 new supplemental criteria targeted to very specific school districts based on aid ratio, enrollment or other unique factors.

Updated: February 20, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett proposed a 2013-14 budget of $28.4 billion — up $400 million, or 1%, from the budget in place when he took office in January 2011. Read PBPC's detailed analysis of the proposal.

February 11, 2013

The proposed public welfare budget brings with it little of the controversy of the past two budgets. The one exception is the continued assault on health care services. The proposal fails to build in the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act — a move that jeopardizes billions of dollars in federal funding.

February 11, 2013

The Governor’s 2013-14 budget provides a small increase to the basic education subsidy, but overall funding for K-12 classrooms and higher education would remain well below 2010-11 levels.

February 5, 2013

Total Pre-K through 12 education funding in Pennsylvania will reach $10 billion under the Governor's proposed 2013-14 budget, but classroom funding remains below 2010-11 levels. Higher education, meanwhile, is flat funded. Check out our education infographics.

July 13, 2012

The General Assembly has enacted a 2012-13 state budget that restores some of the cuts proposed by Governor Tom Corbett but remains below budgeted 2008-09 levels, despite four years of recession-driven increases in demand for services.

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