Legislative Memos and Testimony

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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August 24, 2011

Click on the following links to read testimony from PBPC Research Director Michael Wood on severance tax and related Marcellus Shale policies.

February 3, 2010

State lawmakers examined a plan to create an independent legislative fiscal office today during a joint public hearing of the House and Senate Finance Committees. PBPC Director Sharon Ward offered testimony.

September 18, 2009

PBPC sent a letter to lawmakers today urging them to enact an excise tax on smokeless tobacco, cigars and other tobacco products, and a severance tax on natural gas production. Read the letter.

June 16, 2009

PBPC was one of 56 signers to a letter urging the Legislature to reject harsh budget cuts and invest in Pennsylvania's future.

May 21, 2009

The Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee held the first of two hearings Thursday on the budget bill approved by the Senate earlier this month on a party-line vote. Among the testifiers appearing before the committee was PBPC Director Sharon Ward.

April 3, 2009

The Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Tax Policy recently examined the plan to introduce a severance tax on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.

April 3, 2009

Read Michael Wood's testimony on the proposed natural gas severance tax before the Subcommittee on Fiscal Policy of the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee.

March 14, 2007

Read Michael Wood's testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee.

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