Capitol Update

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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November 15, 2013

The Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released its five-year economic and budget outlook on Thursday, and the picture is not pretty.

November 4, 2013

View a map of Pennsylvania detailing county by county how many people, households, and children are impacted by a cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that took effect on November 1.

October 2, 2013

The House made the right call in voting against a proposal to eliminate school property taxes, the most significant source of funding for 1.8 million public school students.

September 27, 2013

The Affordable Care Act guarantees that more Americans can afford health coverage by creating consumer protections and providing financial assistance to help people purchase coverage.

September 16, 2013

Governor Corbett said that Pennsylvania's Medicaid program was costlier than other states. It is important to understand that very few healthy adults receive Medicaid coverage in Pennsylvania, with most enrollees being children, seniors, and people with disabilities who cost more to cover.

September 16, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett announced a plan today that would expand health coverage in Pennsylvania but also institute new requirements for Medicaid enrollees that could make it more difficult for people to access health coverage.

July 1, 2013

Pennsylvania has an unparalleled opportunity to expand health coverage to between 600,000 and 800,000 hardworking low-income Pennsylvanians, lowering the state's uninsured rate by over 50% and giving the state's health care economy a shot in the arm.

July 1, 2013

The Senate voted 40-10 to expand Medicaid with certain conditions. The House, however, stripped the expansion language from the must-pass Welfare Code bill.

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