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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.

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.

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