Gov. Tom Wolf presented his 2015-16 State Budget Proposal on March 3.  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.

April 17, 2014

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program. Close to two-thirds of SNAP recipients are children, elderly, or disabled.

February 5, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett presented a $29.4 billion 2014-15 budget proposal today to a joint session of the General Assembly. The charts below offer some broad details on the proposal and proposed higher education funding.

February 4, 2014

The Governor's 2014-15 budget spends $423 million more on prisons than on higher education. See our infographic.

February 4, 2014

In his budget address today, Governor Tom Corbett cited expiring federal recovery dollars as the cause of nearly $1 billion in education cuts made in 2011, but half of those cuts were made to state, not federal, funds.

February 4, 2014

Between December 2012 and 2013, Pennsylvania ranked 48th out of 50 states in the percent change in total employment.

February 3, 2014

How will Governor Corbett bridge a billion dollar gap in the 2014-15 budget he proposes Tuesday? Will it be a quick and unsustainable fix that leaves Pennsylvania exposed to future budget deficits? Or will it ensure that Pennsylvania can invest what is needed in its schools, health care, public safety, and environmental protection for years to come? Stay with PBPC for the latest on Budget Day 2014.

September 25, 2013

State lawmakers in Harrisburg may vote on legislation that would eliminate school property taxes without replacing all of the lost revenue. This chartbook shows how much local tax dollars raise for public education and how much state tax rates would have to increase in order to replace those lost local school dollars.

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