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Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Marc Stier made the following statement regarding the resurfacing of SB22, a bill to change how legislative redistricting is done in Pennsylvania.

HARRISBURG — The Keystone Research Center and the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center applaud the reintroduction of the Pennsylvania Promise (SB111 / HB244), legislation that would make college debt-free and affordable for Pennsylvania students.  The legislation is based largely on a plan jointly released by PBPC and KRC in January titled “The Pennsylvania Promise: Making College Affordable and Securing Pennsylvania’s Economic Future.”

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center released the following statement from Director Marc Stier regarding today's release of the Independent Fiscal Office’s (IFO) Five-Year Economic and Budget Outlook for Pennsylvania:

HARRISBURG - Something different happened in state legislative elections this year. Instead of running only on local issues, over 120 General Assembly candidates from every corner of the state endorsed the nonpartisan We The People policy agenda.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center released the following statement from Director Marc Stier on the study, “Pennsylvania: A 21st Century Tax Code for the Commonwealth,” released today by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Marc Stier made the following statement after the General Assembly passed a budget spending plan that will now be sent to Governor Wolf:

"When Governor Wolf released his budget proposal in March, we noted that his plan had the right priorities but, given the political realities he faced, understandably did not put forward initiatives bold enough to close the deep public investment deficit in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians should feel the same about the general appropriations bill that passed through the General Assembly today.

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