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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March 19, 2012

If enacted, the Governor's 2012-13 budget will result in a funding cut for higher education of one-third since the start of the recession.

March 16, 2012

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center hosted a mini-budget summit today in Philadelphia presenting a look at the state budget and how it will affect the Southeast region and its residents.

March 7, 2012

The Pennsylvania Senate Insurance Committee approved Senate Bill 10 today, and the full Senate may take it up next week. This bill would make the individual responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

February 23, 2012

PBPC hosted its annual Pennsylvania Budget Summit in Harrisburg, providing an in-depth look at the state and federal budget plans and what they mean for communities and families across Pennsylvania. Check out online resources from the Summit.

February 1, 2012

Price of Service CutsRead stories in a series about the impact of five years of state service cuts on the citizens of Pennsylvania.

January 30, 2012

State support of higher education has been cut dramatically in the past few years. Behind the mortgage, the cost of college is often a family’s largest investment, and it is becoming increasingly unaffordable.

January 27, 2012

Funding for domestic violence services in the commonwealth has been stagnant or decreasing over the last 11 years, while the operational costs of providing shelter and counseling have skyrocketed. With less funding, fewer victims are getting the help they need.

January 26, 2012

We are launching a new series about the impact of five years of state service cuts on the citizens of Pennsylvania. Today we look at a program designed to help out-of-work Pennsylvanians stay current on their mortgage that was ended last year due to cuts.

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