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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February 8, 2012

The Governor's budget eliminates a major benefit program for low-income Pennsylvanians, while combining and cutting several health and human service programs administered by counties.

February 8, 2012

The Governor's budget once again makes deep cuts to higher education while leaving intact $840 million in cuts made to the commonwealth's schools last year, which had a disproportionate impact on poorer school districts.

February 8, 2012

The biggest reshuffling in the Governor's Department of Public Welfare budget is through an expanded Human Services Development Fund (HSDF). The budget combines several programs into one block grant but cuts it overall by $168 million, or 20%.

February 7, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett delivered his 2012-13 state budget address to a joint session of the Pennsylvania Legislature today. Below are departmental funding details for the Governor's proposal, compared to the 2010-11 and 2011-12 budgets.

July 13, 2011

On June 30, the Pennsylvania General Assembly completed work on a 2011-12 state budget that achieves Governor Tom Corbett’s primary objective — to meet a target spending number of $27.3 billion or lower, regardless of the impact. PBPC has a detailed analysis of the budget.

July 13, 2011

The 2011-12 budget makes big reductions to Department of Public Welfare (DPW) programs, including welfare-to-work, health care and human services.

July 13, 2011

The 2011-12 budget makes big reductions to Department of Public Welfare (DPW) programs, including welfare-to-work, health care, and human services.

July 13, 2011

Public schools and universities bear the brunt of the reductions in the 2011-12 budget. 

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