Capitol Update

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 30, 2013

The Philadelphia School District will receive new state funding, but with strings attached that leave some key decisions in the hands of the Secretary of Education.

June 10, 2013

The fiscal situation of Pennsylvania’s school districts continues to decline, prompting a third round of staff and program cuts for the 2013-14 school year, according to a new survey from school administrators and school business officials.

June 4, 2013

Local officials from across Pennsylvania came to Harrisburg today with a message for state lawmakers: prioritize investments in our schools, county health services, and infrastructure over new state tax cuts.

May 16, 2013

Pennsylvania House leaders plan to introduce a 2013-14 budget bill on May 28, with a vote to follow the week of June 10.

March 19, 2013

After making deep cuts to schools, early childhood education, and health and human services, Pennsylvania lawmakers are now considering new tax breaks that will largely benefit a small number of higher-income earners.

November 20, 2012

As the federal debate over the “fiscal cliff” heats up, our elected leaders in Washington will soon face dramatic choices about how to reduce the deficit. Tell Congress that any federal deficit reduction plan must include significant revenue to protect investments that are essential to building a pathway to the middle class for low-income working families.

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