Analysis of Gov. Wolf's Proposed 2015-16 State Budget

Gov. Tom Wolf presented his 2015-16 state budget proposal on March 3, 2015.  The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center will be posting analysis, infographics and related documents on this page as they become available. Check back often for the latest updates.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Summary & Highlights of Governor Wolf’s 2015-16 Budget Proposal

Research Director Mike Wood discusses the Governor's Proposed Budget on The Rick Smith Show, March 10, 2015 [audio file]

Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center / Keystone Research Center Statement in Response to 2015-16 Budget Proposal

Gov. Wolf's Proposed 2015-16 Budget - With Supplemental Resources

Enabling legislation for Wolf budget proposal

General Fund by Department: Compares 2015-16 Proposed Budget to 2014-15 Budget

EDUCATION

Department of Education: 2015-16 Proposed Budget Supplemental Resources

Education Program Funding Highlights: Compares 2015-16 Proposed Budget to 2014-15 Budget and Previous Years

Estimated Basic Education Funding by School District in 2015-16 Proposed Budget

Two Excel spreadsheets with school district-level detail on the Governor’s budget proposal can be found on the Department of Education's website.

  • The first spreadsheet provides each district’s share of a $500 million increase in basic and special education funding in 2015-16 along with the percent increase in funding (basic and special education combined) over 2014-15.
  • The second spreadsheet provides property tax reduction for each school district in both dollars and as a percent of residential real estate taxes.

Special Education Funding in 2015-16 Proposed Budget

HUMAN SERVICES

Human Services Program Funding Highlights: Compares 2015-16 Proposed Budget to 2014-15 Budget and Previous Years

ENVIRONMENT

Blog post: Funding for DEP & DCNR in Gov. Wolf's Budget Proposal