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.

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July 2, 2007

Two days into the 2007-08 fiscal year, Pennsylvania finds itself without a budget, and with little prospect of completing one before July 4th.

June 27, 2007

The General Assembly is in the final stages of negotiating the budget for Fiscal Year 2007–08. The House of Representatives adopted the Governor’s proposed $27.3 billion spending plan on May 25, and on June 20 the Senate passed its version of the spending plan, reducing or eliminating funding for initiatives in health care, child nutrition, child care, education, and workforce development.

June 25, 2007

Funding for public transit tops the legislative agenda at the start of this week, and both Governor Rendell and House Appropriations Chair Dwight Evans have cautioned that a resolution must occur as part of the budget process.

May 25, 2007

Pennsylvania has a famously antiquated corporation tax system. The end result is a system that is both unfair to some businesses and sufficiently porous to leave individuals paying a growing share of total state revenues.

An oil company profits tax would help the Commonwealth achieve revenues adequate to invest in public transit systems in economically vibrant urban-suburban corridors and in rural communities with aging populations.

March 14, 2007

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

January 17, 2007

Governor Ed Rendell released a new comprehensive health care reform program, the Prescription for Pennsylvania. Read PBPC's overview of the plan.

January 1, 2007

In 2006 spending growth and total spending in the Commonwealth was lower than the national average.

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