Revenue Tracker

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 2014 revenue collections exceeded estimate for the first time since November 2013, but they were still far below revenue targets for the fiscal year. In fact, revenues fell short of revenues collected in 2012-13. The 2014-15 budget plan assumes hearty revenue growth to fund program increases.

The Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office's updated revenue estimates for the remainder of 2013-14 and its initial estimate for 2014-15 reveal a $1.3 billion deficit in the revenue projections the Governor's Office used in its 2014-15 budget proposal. Without new revenue, $1 billion or more will be cut from Pennsylvania schools, hospitals, and human service providers.

May 2, 2014

Fiscal Year-to-Date revenues fall below 2012-13 levels in April. Revenues now over $500 million below estimate in 2013-14.

April 2, 2014

March revenues typically get a boost from a swell in corporate tax payments, but lower-than-expected bank tax collections this March brought corporate tax revenues in well below estimate.

March 4, 2014

General Fund collections for nearly every major state tax fell short of estimate in February. All eyes will now be on collections for March, the largest revenue month of the year. 

February 4, 2014

A quick look at how much revenue growth is needed to fund the 2013-14 budget compared to actual revenue growth.

January 29, 2014

Pennsylvania is staring at a likely revenue shortfall of more than $100 million come June when the current fiscal year draws to a close, according to the latest revenue estimates from the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). A slow-growing economy has dampened tax and other collections during the first half of the 2013-14 fiscal year, and IFO analysts think the trend will continue in the months ahead.

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