PA Budget

July 3, 2012

The newly enacted Human Services Block Grant pilot program will be instituted in up to 20 counties. We have the details.

July 3, 2012

The General Assembly has adopted a Welfare Code bill that eliminates the General Assistance Program, affecting close to 69,000 vulnerable Pennsylvanians. It also includes several other provisions that will make it harder for low-income individuals with high health needs to access health care services and for low-income mothers to find work.

June 29, 2012

In addition to passing a state budget, the General Assembly is moving legislation to change the rules for charter school authorization, expand the Educational Improvement Tax Credit, provide additional funding for distressed schools and establish new standards for teacher evaluations.

June 12, 2012

The Pennsylvania House amended the Senate Budget last week to add $91 million to the Departments of Education, Environmental Protection and Public Welfare, but because new spending had to be offset elsewhere the plan also includes cuts to the Governor’s office, economic development programs and general government operations.

June 11, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett's May 21 newsletter offered up responses to five "myths" the administration claims are circulating about his proposed budget for next year. We examine these myths and the myths behind the myths to give you a clear picture about what is fact and what is fiction in Harrisburg.

June 1, 2012

The Senate, responding to Pennsylvanians’ deep concerns about service cuts, passed a budget bill that is a significant improvement over Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget. Still, lawmakers are leaving money on the table.

April 19, 2012

House Bill 2150 will prevent some corporations from using loopholes to avoid paying income taxes, but revenue raised from this change doesn't come close to covering the amount the state will lose in revenue from tax cuts in the bill.

February 8, 2012

The Governor's 2012-13 budget sounds an alarm for Pennsylvania, according to a statement from the Better Choices for Pennsylvania Coalition, of which PBPC is a member.

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