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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July 1, 2010

June marked the first month since April 2008 that revenue collections exceeded targets. For the fiscal year, General Fund collections were still significantly short of estimate - $1.176 billion, or 4.1%.

June 1, 2010

With one month left in the fiscal year, the Commonwealth faces a $1.2 billion revenue shortfall. Tax collections for the fiscal year trail last year's collections by $905 million.

May 5, 2010

April revenue collections, battered by the recession, missed the mark by $390 million. Personal income tax and corporate tax collections were well below expectations for the month, while a delay in table game license fees kept non-tax revenue short of projections.

April 2, 2010

More than half of March's $243 million shortfall is attributable to lower than expected electrical utility payments.

March 2, 2010

With much of General Fund revenue coming typically in March and April, February’s anemic collections make it highly likely the state will end the fiscal year with a shortfall larger than the $525 million that the Rendell Administration is projecting.

February 2, 2010

January's shortfall brings the fiscal year-to-date deficit to $374 million, raising doubt about Rendell Administration targets for the remainder of the year.

January 5, 2010

Midway through the 2009-10 Fiscal Year, the Commonwealth's revenue collections continue to be about 2% short of estimate – a gap of $254 million.

December 2, 2009

With General Fund revenue collections in for November, the Commonwealth continues to be about 2% short of estimate for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

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