Gov. Tom Wolf presented his 2015-16 State Budget Proposal on March 3. The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center will be posting analysis, infographics and related documents on this page as they become available. Check back often for the latest updates.
Governor Tom Corbett presented a $29.4 billion 2014-15 budget proposal today to a joint session of the General Assembly. The charts below offer some broad details on the proposal and proposed higher education funding.
In his budget address today, Governor Tom Corbett cited expiring federal recovery dollars as the cause of nearly $1 billion in education cuts made in 2011, but half of those cuts were made to state, not federal, funds.
How will Governor Corbett bridge a billion dollar gap in the 2014-15 budget he proposes Tuesday? Will it be a quick and unsustainable fix that leaves Pennsylvania exposed to future budget deficits? Or will it ensure that Pennsylvania can invest what is needed in its schools, health care, public safety, and environmental protection for years to come? Stay with PBPC for the latest on Budget Day 2014.
State lawmakers in Harrisburg may vote on legislation that would eliminate school property taxes without replacing all of the lost revenue. This chartbook shows how much local tax dollars raise for public education and how much state tax rates would have to increase in order to replace those lost local school dollars.