Spring 2013 Webinar Series: PA Budget, Education Funding, Medicaid Expansion, and Pension Reform

PA Policy Perspectives: A Webinar SeriesThe Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) has wrapped up its spring webinar series, but you can watch our June 18 webinar on the latest developments in the 2013-14 budget debate below. Scroll down to view other webinars from the spring series. And check back here in the fall for details our next webinar series.

An Update on the 2013-14 State Budget
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4-5 p.m. 

PBPC Sharon Ward and Research Director Michael Wood provide an update on the 2013-14 state budget being negotiated in Harrisburg and all the related policy matters that come with it. Watch the webinar below.

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Resources from Past Webinars

Did They or Didn’t They? Education Funding Cuts in Pennsylvania
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4-5 p.m.

School boards, superintendents, and parents across Pennsylvania have been voicing their concerns about state cuts to education budgets, while the Governor talks about unprecedented education spending. Get all the facts on state education funding and what it means for public schools in Pennsylvania.

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Making Medicaid Expansion a Reality in Pennsylvania
Tuesday May 14, 2013 4-5 p.m.

Eight and counting, that’s the number of Republican governors who have determined that opting into the expansion of Medicaid health coverage under the Affordable Care Act is good for their state’s citizens and economy. Will Pennsylvania follow suit? What does it mean and what needs to be done to ensure that Pennsylvania will be ready in time to begin enrollment in Medicaid and the new health insurance exchange?

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Untangling Pennsylvania’s Pension Reform Debate
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4-5 p.m.

Everywhere you turn, you hear about the public pension debate unfolding in Pennsylvania, but what is it all about? How did we get where we are? What are the proposals under discussion in Harrisburg and how do you interpret them? In this webinar, pension experts help you figure out what is fact and what is fiction in the pension debate, and how to respond to it.

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Selling Snake Oil to the States: ALEC’s State Tax and Budget Agenda at Work in Pennsylvania
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4-5 p.m. 

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC — which recently abandoned its focus on pushing controversial state Voter ID and Stand Your Ground laws in the face of public scrutiny — is a driving force behind state budget and tax policies that benefit the wealthy and corporations at the expense of public investments. ALEC’s hand is evident in legislative proposals in Pennsylvania to cut taxes for profitable corporations at the expense of schools, health care and human service programs.

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