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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October 29, 2012

Montgomery County administrator voiced concerns about the state's move toward block grants for human services funding. Unlike Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties, Montgomery County did not apply to be part of this year’s new pilot block grant for the Human Services Development Fund.

October 18, 2012

After passing the state Senate, a much debated charter school bill never made it to a vote in the state House of Representatives this week.

June 28, 2012

At a Harrisburg rally, several speakers said that with the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, now it is time for Governor Corbett and state lawmakers to implement the law in a way that protects Pennsylvania consumers and ensures health care is available to lower-income families. Check out photos from the rally.

June 28, 2012

Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a victory for millions of Pennsylvania families, seniors and small business owners. 

June 28, 2012

Today's Supreme Court ruling means 30 million Americans who might otherwise be uninsured will have access to affordable quality coverage, while tens of millions more will get better coverage and stronger consumer protections. Join us for events across Pennsylvania today and Friday where consumers will respond to the ruling.

June 26, 2012

Accountability block grants will be flat-funded at $100 million, and higher education funding is restored to current year levels. Get more details, including education funding by school district.

June 26, 2012

While policymakers decline to restore more funds to human services or preserve life-saving programs like General Assistance, they are using limited taxpayer dollars to give additional tax breaks to businesses and subsidies to private schools.

June 21, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett and state legislative leaders announced agreement on the framework for a $27.65 billion state budget. Proposed cuts to higher education appear to be rolled back, while some funding is restored for county human services. General Assistance is still on the chopping block.

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