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July 2, 2013

“There is little to celebrate in this budget," says PBPC Director Sharon Ward. "It fails to adequately address the enormity of the funding crisis facing Pennsylvania schools. 80 percent of the cuts to classrooms are left intact, and that means higher property taxes and even larger class sizes in our schools.

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 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).

February 5, 2013

The governor’s budget does little to reduce the trend of disinvestment in Pennsylvania schools and communities. It relies heavily on speculative and one-time sources of funding, and proposes expensive new corporate tax breaks that will continue to shift costs to local taxpayers. Read PBPC's media statement.

October 15, 2012

"Today the House has taken the unprecedented step of passing a bill that creates a costly new program outside of the budget process," PBPC Director Sharon Ward said in a statement today. "House Bill 2626 would provide profitable corporations a new tax credit just for filling a vacant position, without creating any new jobs."

September 12, 2012

New data released by the Census Bureau underscore the important contributions of the Affordable Care Act as the share of Americans without health insurance declined in 2011 for the first time in four years.

August 15, 2012

“We’re disappointed by the ruling and again urge the Corbett administration to take a step back and delay implementation of this law until the commonwealth can ensure that every voter who needs an ID can obtain one,” Sharon Ward said in a statement today.

June 1, 2012

The Senate, responding to Pennsylvanians’ deep concerns about service cuts, passed a budget bill that is a significant improvement over Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget. Still, lawmakers are leaving money on the table.

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