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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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.

September 8, 2009

House Bill 1943 emerged in late August as a “compromise” plan to end the state budget stalemate. However, a closer look at the plan finds that it is largely a rehash of the Senate’s “cuts only” plan, Senate Bill 850.

August 7, 2009

While negotiations continue on a final state budget, the Governor used his line-item veto authority this week to enact a "bridge budget" appropriating $11 billion in state funds.

July 16, 2009

PBPC explains the differences between the Governor's budget proposal, House Bill 1416 and the House Republicans' plan, known as the Civera amendment.

May 11, 2009

On May 6, on a party-line vote, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a budget that makes deep cuts in most state services and programs. 

June 27, 2007

The General Assembly is in the final stages of negotiating the budget for Fiscal Year 2007–08. The House of Representatives adopted the Governor’s proposed $27.3 billion spending plan on May 25, and on June 20 the Senate passed its version of the spending plan, reducing or eliminating funding for initiatives in health care, child nutrition, child care, education, and workforce development.

June 25, 2007

Funding for public transit tops the legislative agenda at the start of this week, and both Governor Rendell and House Appropriations Chair Dwight Evans have cautioned that a resolution must occur as part of the budget process.

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