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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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.

March 10, 2011

Governor Tom Corbett's 2011-12 state budget makes deep cuts to education and higher education, as well as across-the-board cuts to most services and departments. At $27.3 billion, the budget is 3.1%, or $866 million, less than the available 2010-11 budget.

March 9, 2011

Public schools and higher education are particularly hard hit in the state budget proposed by Governor Tom Corbett for the 2011-12 Fiscal Year. Total education funding, at $9.8 billion, sustains a cut of more $1.2 billion.

July 8, 2010

Lawmakers avoided a prolonged fight over spending and taxes, but they also missed an opportunity to raise recurring revenue to put Pennsylvania on surer fiscal footing. PBPC has a full analysis of the 2010-11 budget plan signed into law on July 6.

July 8, 2010

Governor Ed Rendell and the General Assembly agreed to a 2010-11 budget that provides a $250 million increase in the basic education subsidy for school districts.

February 9, 2010

Governor Ed Rendell has proposed a budget for the 2010-11 Fiscal Year that would maintain funding for many programs at levels below 2008-09, reflecting the ongoing effect of the national recession and a continued decline in state tax revenue.

November 6, 2009

Federal stimulus funds helped stave off deep cuts in health care and education. Still, the 2009-10 state budget cut more than $500 million from the prior year and relies heavily on one-time revenue sources. Read PBPC's full analysis of the state budget.

September 11, 2009

Plan announced by legislative leaders would allocate $27.945 billion in the 2009-10 Fiscal Year. Governor Rendell vowed to veto it.

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