Budget Analyses

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center produces a variety of reports, policy briefs, and other publications on state budget and tax policy, health care policy, education policy, poverty and public welfare, the economy, and several related issues. Below is an archive of all PBPC publications to date.

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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.

May 9, 2012

The Pennsylvania Senate approved a $27.6 billion budget plan that restores the Governor's cuts to higher education and some cuts made to K-12 education.

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 8, 2012

The Governor's budget once again makes deep cuts to higher education while leaving intact $840 million in cuts made to the commonwealth's schools last year, which had a disproportionate impact on poorer school districts.

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.

July 13, 2011

Public schools and universities bear the brunt of the reductions in the 2011-12 budget. 

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