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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.

August 6, 2009

Former Revenue Secretary and business leader Tom Wolf called on the Governor and state Legislature today to reject a special interest tax break that will take Pennsylvania in the wrong direction, add to the state deficit, and set back comprehensive tax reform efforts.

July 15, 2009

Advocates say investments grow communities and the economy, in addition to providing essential services for Pennsylvanians.

May 22, 2009

An obscure business tax break in the federal economic recovery package could cost Pennsylvania and most other states billions of dollars over the next few years, but lawmakers can take simple steps to prevent the loss, according to a report from the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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