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Center on Budget and Policy PrioritiesIssue Spotlight: Stabilizing the Federal Deficit

Policymakers could stabilize the debt (so it stops rising as a percent of the economy) over the latter part of the decade with about $900 billion in further deficit savings, according to calculations by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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August 18, 2013

"Food stamps help feed more than 1 million Pennsylvania children, seniors, and their families — a goal that has been achieved with a record high accuracy rate in recent years," PBPC Director Sharon Ward writes in a letter to the Erie Times-News.

August 2, 2013

Nearly 1.8 million Pennsylvanians will see a cut in food assistance this fall equal to 21 lost meals per month for a family of four.

July 11, 2013

If nutrition assistance is weakened, millions of struggling parents, their children, and other vulnerable individuals will be harmed.

July 10, 2013

Policymakers could stabilize the federal debt (so it stops rising as a percent of the economy) over the latter part of the decade with about $900 billion in further deficit savings, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

April 12, 2013

As the deadline for filing state and federal tax returns approaches, we have put together the following resources to help you understand what your tax dollars support. We also highlight reports and educational materials on closing tax loopholes and improving overall tax fairness.

March 27, 2013

Critical federal funding for Pennsylvania's schools, health care, clean water, law enforcement, and other key services would be slashed under a budget plan approved last week by the U.S. House of Representatives authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. 

February 28, 2013

Automatic cuts to federal funding for a broad range of crucial services are scheduled to go into effect on March 1, 2013. It is bad policy that will hurt the still-struggling economy and undermine our ability to invest in critical priorities for our children and communities.

February 22, 2013

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center hosted its annual Budget Summit in Harrisburg, providing an in-depth look at the state and federal budgets and what they mean for communities and families across Pennsylvania. Get materials from the Summit as well as a link to live tweets.

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