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The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center is a non-partisan policy research organization that analyzes state tax, budget, and related policy matters with attention to the impact of policies on working families.

Recent Press Releases

PBPC statement about the failure of the pension reform bill and the announcement of a vote on a stop gap budget | December 19, 2015

PBPC sends memo to PA House regarding concerns about Senate-passed Fiscal and School Code bills | December 14, 2015

PBPC Compares Pennsylvania Senate and House 2015-2016 Budget Proposals | December 10, 2015

PBPC statement about the passage of HB 1460 | December 8, 2015

PBPC recommends ways to fairly expand Pennsylvania’s sales tax | December 4, 2015

Eight things we want for the holidays in the final Pennsylvania budget | December 2, 2015

Eliminating Property Taxes Raises Taxes on Middle Class to Cut Taxes on Affluent | November 23, 2015

Who Pays for a Hike in PA’s Sales Tax? An Analysis of the Impact of Raising the Sales Tax to 7.25% | November 18, 2015

PBPC Names New Director -- Activist, Educator & Writer Marc Stier | November 11, 2015

New PBPC Brief Details Wide Gaps in Classroom Cuts Remaining from 2011-12 | November 2, 2015

PBPC Calls House Rejection of Revenue for Schools & Balanced Budget a Mistake | October 7, 2015

Diverse Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Vote “Yes” On Revenue Plan | October 7, 2015

PBPC Calls for “Yes” Vote on Revenue Package | October 7, 2015

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Recent Commentaries

Commentary: Shale Is No Economic Game Changer | March 31, 2014

Commentary: A Unified Tax Policy for Marcellus Drilling in Ohio, Pa., and W.Va. | March 18, 2014

Commentary: Corbett Paints a Rosy Picture with Budget, But Can He Deliver? | February 10, 2014

Commentary: Governor Corbett's Budget Won't Move Pennsylvania Ahead | February 5, 2014

Commentary: It's time to renew our War on Poverty | January 10, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Setting the Record Straight about PA School Funding Cuts | November 18, 2013

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PBPC in the News

Editorial: Protests Could Doom Action on Property Tax Reform Legislation
Chester Daily Local | April 16, 2014

States Peering Over the Fence on Fracking Rules
National Journal | April 16, 2014

Is Pennsylvania Wasting Its Fracking Wealth?
National Journal | April 15, 2014

The Haves vs. the Have Nots: A Look at Education Funding in Philadelphia
Axis Philly | April 15, 2014

Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania Counties Report 'Mixed Bag' on Hydrofracking Effects
Legislative Gazette (Albany, N.Y.) | April 14, 2014

Opposition Forming to Pa. Plan for Scrapping School Property Taxes
WHYY-FM/WITF-FM | April 13, 2014

Shale Gas Offers Nearby Communities the Good, the Bad and the Uncertain
Bloomberg's The Grid (Energy, Resources and Sustainability) | April 11, 2014

Quest for Severance Tax on Gas Drilling Continues
PA Independent | April 10, 2014

Editorial: Pa. Should Ditch Impact Fees, Adopt Extraction Tax on Natural Gas Drilling
Easton Express Times | April 6, 2014

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Recent Webinars

Exaggerating the Employment Impacts of Shale Drilling: How and Why | January 10, 2014

Investing in a "Thorough and Efficient System of Education": What Will it Take and How Do We Get There | January 6, 2014

Property Tax Relief that Works: Proven Strategies for PA | November 22, 2013

Latest on Healthy PA, Medicaid Expansion, and Health Insurance Markteplace | November 1, 2013

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Recent Videos

Video: More Economy Boosting Jobs, Less Austerity | December 20, 2013

Whiteboard Video: Don’t Let Property Tax Plan Derail PA Schools | October 29, 2013

Video: What the Affordable Care Act Means for PA | October 4, 2013

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