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 15, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule in the coming weeks on a legal challenge to the federal Affordable Care Act. The Pennsylvania Health Access Network has a great web page with everything you need to know about the Supreme Court challenge.

June 12, 2012

The Pennsylvania House amended the Senate Budget last week to add $91 million to the Departments of Education, Environmental Protection and Public Welfare, but because new spending had to be offset elsewhere the plan also includes cuts to the Governor’s office, economic development programs and general government operations.

May 24, 2012

Pennsylvanians spoke out against state cuts to education today from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, Bethlehem to Hollidaysburg. They sent a strong message to Harrisburg to do better and restore more funding for struggling districts.

May 24, 2012

The Pennsylvania Senate approved the budget plan by a vote of 39-8. The House will take it up in June. It improves upon the Governor's budget but maintains deep cuts to education and health services and preserves a planned tax cut that primarily benefits the largest corporations.

May 23, 2012

More cuts to instructional programs and school personnel are on the way unless state and local funding improves, according to a survey from the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO).

May 7, 2012

Pennsylvanians called on Governor Corbett and the General Assembly to restore funding for General Assistance and critical county services for children and people with disabilities.

May 3, 2012

House Bill 2150 will not close corporate tax loopholes in Pennsylvania but will erode the quality of schools, health care and human services for the commonwealth's children and families.

March 26, 2012

With a pie in one hand and a list of tax loopholes in the other, Pennsylvania citizens delivered a message to state lawmakers today — we can restore cuts that have hurt seniors, children and families without raising taxes.

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