PA Budget

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.

June 17, 2011

Pennsylvania policymakers should reject a proposal to eliminate the state's Tobacco Settlement Fund and divert some funds away from health care purposes, PBPC Director Sharon Ward writes in a memo to newspaper editors.

Updated: May 16, 2011

The Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus introduced a 2011-12 state budget proposal that sets spending at $27.3 billion, the initial spend number proposed by Governor Tom Corbett, and leaves untouched a $506 million accumulated revenue surplus.

May 10, 2011

Experience from other states suggests that voter ID laws are a burden for voters and an expense that cash-strapped states can ill afford, particularly when the need has not been justified.

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