Reports & Briefing Papers

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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January 20, 2008

The combined cost of a "Christmas Tree" full of tax cuts rises to an estimated $3.8 billion.

January 20, 2008

The Pennsylvania House recently approved a variety of amendments to House Bill 377, which will have a significant impact on state government revenues over the next few years. View a table detailing the impact.

January 16, 2008

View fact sheets for every Pennsylvania House district to learn how the 30% Earned Income Credit (EIC) created by House Bill 377 would impact each House member's district.

January 16, 2008

A bill to establish a Pennsylvania Earned Income Credit (EIC) is scheduled for a vote in the Pennsylvania House this week. House Bill 377 would create a state EIC set at 15% of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit beginning in Tax Year 2008 and 30% of the federal credit beginning in Tax Year 2009 and beyond.

November 30, 2007

A new report from Families USA points to the growing number of non-elderly Pennsylvanians who pay a disproportionate share of their income for health care expenses.

May 25, 2007

Pennsylvania has a famously antiquated corporation tax system. The end result is a system that is both unfair to some businesses and sufficiently porous to leave individuals paying a growing share of total state revenues.

An oil company profits tax would help the Commonwealth achieve revenues adequate to invest in public transit systems in economically vibrant urban-suburban corridors and in rural communities with aging populations.

January 17, 2007

Governor Ed Rendell released a new comprehensive health care reform program, the Prescription for Pennsylvania. Read PBPC's overview of the plan.

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