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.

Browse by Issue: You can also browse PBPC publications by the following issue areas:

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November 21, 2013

A review of statements by representatives of shale drilling firms and their allies makes the motivation for this exaggeration clear — to preclude, or at least to minimize, taxation, regulation, and even careful examination of shale drilling.

Updated: October 17, 2013

Any policy to address property tax relief must not come at the expense of Pennsylvania’s children or future.

September 20, 2013

The economic recovery has yet to produce significant gains for Americans in the bottom and middle of the economic scale, Census Bureau data released this week show.

September 17, 2013

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) show that Pennsylvanians have not made up for health insurance coverage lost during the Great Recession. Medicaid expansion is needed now more than ever, PBPC Director Sharon Ward said today.

August 28, 2013

The State of Working Pennsylvania is the Keystone Research Center's annual review of how working Pennsylvanians and their families are faring in today’s economy.

August 8, 2013

Using a “moderate” production scenario, the Pennsylvania impact fee brings in less revenue than a severance tax comparable to that of Texas or West Virginia.

July 11, 2013

If nutrition assistance is weakened, millions of struggling parents, their children, and other vulnerable individuals will be harmed.

July 10, 2013

Policymakers could stabilize the federal debt (so it stops rising as a percent of the economy) over the latter part of the decade with about $900 billion in further deficit savings, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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