PA Budget

June 4, 2013

Local officials from across Pennsylvania came to Harrisburg today with a message for state lawmakers: prioritize investments in our schools, county health services, and infrastructure over new state tax cuts.

May 29, 2013

Pennsylvania House Republican leaders today introduced a 2013-14 budget that is $100 million less than what Governor Tom Corbett proposed in February.

May 22, 2013

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center hosted a webinar today to educate public school officials on school funding decisions being made in Harrisburg. Watch the webinar and download the PowerPoint presentation.

April 17, 2013

These bills ask senior citizens in York and working families in Pottstown to subsidize Chevron, Hess and Royal Dutch Shell.

March 12, 2013

Over the past decade, Pennsylvania has enacted numerous corporate tax cuts whose costs have skyrocketed. They compete with state funding for schools, the state’s colleges and universities, early childhood education, and human services.

Updated: February 20, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett proposed a 2013-14 budget of $28.4 billion — up $400 million, or 1%, from the budget in place when he took office in January 2011. Read PBPC's detailed analysis of the proposal.

February 5, 2013

The governor’s budget does little to reduce the trend of disinvestment in Pennsylvania schools and communities. It relies heavily on speculative and one-time sources of funding, and proposes expensive new corporate tax breaks that will continue to shift costs to local taxpayers. Read PBPC's media statement.

July 13, 2012

The General Assembly has enacted a 2012-13 state budget that restores some of the cuts proposed by Governor Tom Corbett but remains below budgeted 2008-09 levels, despite four years of recession-driven increases in demand for services.

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