Reports & Briefing Papers

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center produces a variety of reports, policy briefs, and other publications on state budget and tax policy, health care policy, education policy, poverty and public welfare, the economy, and several related issues. Below is an archive of all PBPC publications to date.

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June 16, 2010

In the third part of a series on tax loopholes and special tax preferences, PBPC explains the accounting gimmicks used by large multi-state corporations to funnel profits to tax-haven states like Delaware, allowing them to avoid paying Pennsylvania state corporate taxes.

June 10, 2010

In the latest installment in a series on tax loopholes and special tax preferences, PBPC asks why the Commonwealth is paying $74 million a year to people for work that’s actually done for them by computers and automated cash receipt systems.

June 7, 2010

This is the first part of a series examining special tax preferences and potential cuts that will impact the 2010-11 state budget.

May 26, 2010

Combined reporting would close corporate tax loopholes and make it harder for multi-state corporations to avoid paying corporate net income tax on income earned in Pennsylvania. PBPC corrects several assertions about combined reporting made by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.

May 11, 2010

During the week of May 24, the House is expected to vote on a legislative package that would end special interest tax breaks in order to preserve critical public services like education and health care.

May 3, 2010

An excise tax on other tobacco products, including cigars and smokeless tobacco, will raise needed revenue for health care, education and environmental protection, while also reducing tobacco usage, including among young people. Pennsylvania is one of the only states without such a tax. (Updated, May 3, 2010)

April 5, 2010

Rather than relying on further cuts that will add to families’ hardship and undermine schools and health-care systems, lawmakers should take a more balanced approach to our budget challenges by finding efficiencies, increasing accountability and raising new revenues.

March 19, 2010

Access one-pagers on the benefits of health care reform legislation for each of Pennsylvania's 19 Congressional Districts. These reports include information on the bill's impact on families, small businesses, seniors in Medicare, health care providers, and the uninsured.

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