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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June 28, 2011

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center will have a detailed analysis of the 2011-12 state budget later in the week, but for now we highlight funding levels for major programs, including education, health care, public welfare and housing.

June 28, 2011

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center is reviewing the line-by-line funding details in the 2011-12 budget agreement and will have a detailed analysis later in the week. For now, we have put together a table detailing funding levels by department.

Updated: May 16, 2011

The Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus introduced a 2011-12 state budget proposal that sets spending at $27.3 billion, the initial spend number proposed by Governor Tom Corbett, and leaves untouched a $506 million accumulated revenue surplus.

March 10, 2011

Governor Tom Corbett's 2011-12 state budget makes deep cuts to education and higher education, as well as across-the-board cuts to most services and departments. At $27.3 billion, the budget is 3.1%, or $866 million, less than the available 2010-11 budget.

March 9, 2011

Total state funding for the Department of Public Welfare (DPW), which administrates most of the health care programs in the state, is increased in the budget proposed by Governor Tom Corbett for the 2011-12 Fiscal Year. Total DPW funding is $11.2 billion.

March 9, 2011

Public schools and higher education are particularly hard hit in the state budget proposed by Governor Tom Corbett for the 2011-12 Fiscal Year. Total education funding, at $9.8 billion, sustains a cut of more $1.2 billion.

March 8, 2011

Governor Tom Corbett unveiled a $27.3 billion spending plan for the 2011-12 Fiscal Year. His proposed budget would reduce 2010-11 spending by $866 million, or 3.1%. PBPC has a table providing an overview of funding levels by department.

September 1, 2010

The Rendell administration on Tuesday laid out where it plans to cut $212 million from the 2010-11 state budget. That, along with a projected $70 million in revenue from a yet-to-be-enacted Marcellus Shale gas severance tax, will bridge a revenue shortfall.

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