PA Budget

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.

February 8, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett proposed a 2012-13 budget of $27.138 billion. It makes drastic cuts to higher education while reducing or eliminating services that help the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians.

February 7, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett delivered his 2012-13 state budget address to a joint session of the Pennsylvania Legislature today. Below are departmental funding details for the Governor's proposal, compared to the 2010-11 and 2011-12 budgets.

July 13, 2011

On June 30, the Pennsylvania General Assembly completed work on a 2011-12 state budget that achieves Governor Tom Corbett’s primary objective — to meet a target spending number of $27.3 billion or lower, regardless of the impact. PBPC has a detailed analysis of the budget.

June 29, 2011

The Legislature has adopted a 2011-12 budget that does less with more, cutting services to children while leaving most of a $785 million revenue surplus on the table. Read PBPC Director Sharon Ward's statement on the budget approved by the state Legislature.

June 27, 2011

Leading Marcellus Shale impact fee plans in Harrisburg would give the lion’s share of local funding to only eight drilling counties, while doing nothing to address state cuts to education and local services, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

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