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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October 31, 2011

Just in time for Halloween, Pennsylvania House Republican Leadership has cooked up one scary deal on a natural gas drilling fee.

October 28, 2011

As momentum builds for enacting a natural gas drilling tax in Pennsylvania, advocates for school children, the environment and struggling families joined state lawmakers at a Capitol press conference this week to call for drillers to pay their fair share.

October 25, 2011

Pennsylvanians believe that gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale has moved too quickly and that public officials need to do a better job protecting their communities and the environment, according to the final report of the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission.

October 4, 2011

Legislation sponsored by state Representatives Tom Murt and Gene DiGirolamo would enact a natural gas drilling tax that supports shared statewide priorities like education and human services, as well as local impacts and environmental protection. Listen to remarks from Sharon Ward at a recent press conference.

September 21, 2011

Republican state Representatives Thomas Murt and Gene DiGirolamo plan to introduce a natural gas drilling tax bill that will support shared statewide priorities as well as local impacts and environmental protection.

August 30, 2011

The Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission will give Pennsylvanians an opportunity to tell their side of the story about natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center is one of eight organization to form the commission.

June 28, 2011

Some details emerged Monday on the 2011-12 state budget deal. Much like earlier proposals, it includes deep cuts to education, health care and other cost-effective local services, while leaving much of a $550 million revenue surplus untouched.

June 21, 2011

The amended bill is a great deal for gas drillers, provides no funding for statewide drilling impacts and limits the ability of communities that want to receive impact fee revenue from protecting their citizens with stricter zoning rules. Just some of the 11 things to hate about this plan.

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