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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Here is an up-to-date table of proposed General Fund spending by department (June 30, 2014)

Here is how the Senate budget proposal works out on paper - including program funding levels.  We will have commentary and analysis of this later today.


Harrisburg (June 12, 2014) – As state legislators face a $1.5 billion state budget shortfall, a new analysis by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) shows that corporate net income tax (CNIT) payments made by drillers have fallen to pre-Marcellus levels even as gas production has boomed.

The Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office's updated revenue estimates for the remainder of 2013-14 and its initial estimate for 2014-15 reveal a $1.3 billion deficit in the revenue projections the Governor's Office used in its 2014-15 budget proposal. Without new revenue, $1 billion or more will be cut from Pennsylvania schools, hospitals, and human service providers.

May 2, 2014

Fiscal Year-to-Date revenues fall below 2012-13 levels in April. Revenues now over $500 million below estimate in 2013-14.

Monthly archive