Tax and Budget

June 18, 2013

As the economic value of natural gas production increases in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale, the local impact fee created by Act 13 of 2012 is failing to keep pace. By 2019-20, a 4% natural gas severance tax could generate three times as much as the fee is estimated to bring in.

Updated: June 12, 2013

New revenue from the city and state is necessary to avoid the most harmful cuts to the Philadelphia School District and avert the long-term damage that will be done to the current cohort of public school students.

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.

May 14, 2013

House Bill 440 aims to prevent corporations from unfairly shifting profits earned in Pennsylvania to low- or no-tax states, but its approach is flawed. It would not close the Delaware loophole and even creates new tax loopholes corporations could exploit.

May 10, 2013

With Mother’s Day this Sunday, PBPC and Public Citizens for Children and Youth are highlighting new research showing that 670,000 working moms in Pennsylvania benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

May 10, 2013

With Mother’s Day this Sunday, new research shows that 670,000 working moms in Pennsylvania rely on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The last thing Congress should do is weaken the improvements made to both tax credits in 2009.

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