Budget Analyses

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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August 11, 2010

A day after Congress approved an extension of FMAP funds and an education jobs fund, Governor Ed Rendell announced more budget cuts are on the way in Pennsylvania.

July 8, 2010

Lawmakers avoided a prolonged fight over spending and taxes, but they also missed an opportunity to raise recurring revenue to put Pennsylvania on surer fiscal footing. PBPC has a full analysis of the 2010-11 budget plan signed into law on July 6.

July 8, 2010

Governor Ed Rendell and the General Assembly agreed to a 2010-11 budget that provides a $250 million increase in the basic education subsidy for school districts.

July 8, 2010

PBPC has resources on the 2010-11 state budget agreement, including a department-by-department look at spending levels and more detailed tables on funding for education, health care, economic development, workforce training, conservation, corrections, environmental protection, the arts, and more.

June 29, 2010

Governor Ed Rendell announced this afternoon that the legislative leaders and he agreed on a $28.05 billion budget plan for 2010-11 - an increase of $182 million, or less than 1% from the current year budget.

February 9, 2010

Governor Ed Rendell has proposed a budget for the 2010-11 Fiscal Year that would maintain funding for many programs at levels below 2008-09, reflecting the ongoing effect of the national recession and a continued decline in state tax revenue.

December 16, 2009

With the recession continuing to take a toll on tax revenues, Pennsylvania is poised to end another fiscal year with less revenue than expected, prompting Governor Ed Rendell to make additional cuts to the 2009-10 budget.

November 6, 2009

Federal stimulus funds helped stave off deep cuts in health care and education. Still, the 2009-10 state budget cut more than $500 million from the prior year and relies heavily on one-time revenue sources. Read PBPC's full analysis of the state budget.

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