Publications

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.

Browse by Issue: You can also browse PBPC publications by the following issue areas:

Tax and Budget     |     Education     |     Health and Family Security     |     PA Economy     |     Democracy

Here is how the Senate budget proposal works out on paper - including program funding levels.  We will have commentary and analysis of this later today.

 

Harrisburg (June 12, 2014) – As state legislators face a $1.5 billion state budget shortfall, a new analysis by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) shows that corporate net income tax (CNIT) payments made by drillers have fallen to pre-Marcellus levels even as gas production has boomed.

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.

May 1, 2014

Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that have not begun to replace higher education funds cut during the recession, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington D.C.  The state is providing $2,206 less per student in inflation-adjusted dollars to public colleges than it did in 2008.

April 30, 2014

The School District of Philadelphia and other low-income school districts have been significantly harmed by Pennsylvania's failure to adequately fund public education, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

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