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April 30, 2012

The Pennsylvania House will take up a bill this week that couples a half-hearted attempt to close corporate tax loopholes with nearly a billion dollars in business tax cuts by the end of the decade. Read Sharon Ward's memo to editors and reporters outlining concerns about the bill.

March 12, 2012

A bipartisan state House bill aimed at closing corporate tax loopholes will not get the job done, but will enact large tax cuts undermining investments in schools and assets that strengthen our economy, according to a Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center analysis.


February 8, 2012

The Governor's 2012-13 budget sounds an alarm for Pennsylvania, according to a statement from the Better Choices for Pennsylvania Coalition, of which PBPC is a member.

January 17, 2012

Large financial institutions, including many that received financial bailouts through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), will continue to make hundreds of millions of dollars off interest rate swaps negotiated with the City and School District of Philadelphia, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC).

December 6, 2011

Pennsylvania lawmakers should do more to ensure a meaningful review of proposed health insurance rate increases for small businesses and individuals.

November 11, 2011

The Pennsylvania House may vote next week on a drilling fee plan that asks Marcellus Shale drillers to pay significantly less than they pay in major energy-producing states like Texas and Arkansas.

June 29, 2011

The Legislature has adopted a 2011-12 budget that does less with more, cutting services to children while leaving most of a $785 million revenue surplus on the table. Read PBPC Director Sharon Ward's statement on the budget approved by the state Legislature.

June 17, 2011

Pennsylvania policymakers should reject a proposal to eliminate the state's Tobacco Settlement Fund and divert some funds away from health care purposes, PBPC Director Sharon Ward writes in a memo to newspaper editors.

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