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 5, 2012

Changes to the state's Tax Code are projected by the House Republican Appropriations Committee to reduce revenue collections by $90 million in 2012-13, but the bill has much greater long-term costs.

July 3, 2012

The newly enacted Human Services Block Grant pilot program will be instituted in up to 20 counties. We have the details.

July 3, 2012

The General Assembly has adopted a Welfare Code bill that eliminates the General Assistance Program, affecting close to 69,000 vulnerable Pennsylvanians. It also includes several other provisions that will make it harder for low-income individuals with high health needs to access health care services and for low-income mothers to find work.

June 29, 2012

The plan largely resembles a Senate-passed budget, spending below 2008-09 levels. It excludes plans to block grant education funding and county human services. Get line item details, funding by school district and more.

May 9, 2012

The Pennsylvania Senate approved a $27.6 billion budget plan today by a vote of 39-8. The plan improves upon the budget proposed by Governor Corbett, but deep cuts to education and health services remain.

May 9, 2012

The Pennsylvania Senate approved a $27.6 billion budget plan that improves upon the budget proposed by Governor Corbett but is particularly disappointing in health and human services funding.

May 9, 2012

The Pennsylvania Senate approved a $27.6 billion budget plan that restores the Governor's cuts to higher education and some cuts made to K-12 education.

February 8, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett proposed a 2012-13 budget of $27.138 billion. It makes drastic cuts to higher education while reducing or eliminating services that help the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians.

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