PA Budget

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.

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.

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