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May 3, 2011

A new analysis from the Department of Revenue makes an apples to oranges comparison of the taxes paid by companies engaged in natural gas drilling. PBPC issues a statement on the analysis.

April 28, 2011

Advocates for enacting a responsible natural gas drilling tax in Pennsylvania raised serious concerns about the proposed local impact fee on Marcellus Shale drillers released today by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati.

April 27, 2011

Natural gas drillers claim they have paid hundreds of millions of dollars in Pennsylvania taxes, but data from the state Department of Revenue tell a different story, according to a report from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

November 17, 2010

Nearly 43,000 Pennsylvanians enrolled in adultBasic will lose their health insurance early next year unless quick action is taken to resolve a funding crisis facing the program.

November 16, 2010

Employers provided health insurance to 876,000 fewer Pennsylvanians in 2008 and 2009 than at the start of the decade, according to a new report analyzing U.S. Census data.

June 24, 2010

If the Pennsylvania General Assembly listens to the natural gas industry, two-thirds of the gas extracted from a typical Marcellus Shale well will be exempted from a state severance tax, a Pennsylvania think tank warned today.

June 3, 2010

By not having a natural gas severance tax, Pennsylvania has lost more than $54 million since last October that could have funded vital state services including education and health care, as well as drilling-related environmental and local costs.

May 21, 2010

Now that the dust has settled after Tuesday’s primary elections, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will turn its attention back to the state budget. On Friday, May 21, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center hosted a conference call with editorial page editors and columnists on the state budget. This memo summarizes the presentation that PBPC Director Sharon Ward made during that call.

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