Poverty

November 6, 2009

Federal stimulus funds helped stave off deep cuts in health care and education. Still, the 2009-10 state budget cut more than $500 million from the prior year and relies heavily on one-time revenue sources. Read PBPC's full analysis of the state budget.

September 10, 2009

Census Bureau data begin to show the tangible impact of the worldwide recession on Pennsylvanians as incomes fall, poverty rises, and more people rely on public heath care.

August 7, 2009

While negotiations continue on a final state budget, the Governor used his line-item veto authority this week to enact a "bridge budget" appropriating $11 billion in state funds.

September 30, 2008

The turmoil in the nation's financial markets this month suggests that the economic slowdown which began late last year is likely to run deeper and last longer than previously anticipated.

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