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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March 12, 2010

PBPC released the first in a series of policy briefs this week on the proposed 2010-11 state budget. In the first edition of "Budget Points," we take a look at the proposal to create a Stimulus Transition Reserve Fund.

October 2, 2009

A gas industry-financed study overplays the positive impacts of increased natural gas production, while minimizing the negative. PBPC analyzes the study's claims and provides a reality check.

September 28, 2009

Thirty-one states levy sales tax or some related tax on admission to cultural events. Many municipalities in Pennsylvania also tax cultural event admission.

September 16, 2009

Policymakers looking to balance the budget without imposing significant cuts to education, libraries and children’s services should consider modernizing the sales tax to include higher end goods and services.

September 10, 2009

Census Bureau data begin to show the tangible impact of the worldwide recession on Pennsylvanians as incomes fall, poverty rises, and more people rely on public heath care.

August 6, 2009

Single sales factor creates big winners and many losers: twice as many businesses actually pay more using the single sales factor than would see a tax reduction, according to the Department of Revenue.

July 23, 2009

PBPC and the Keystone Research Center, in a jointly released paper, recommend that lawmakers consider changes to the personal income tax targeted at higher-income taxpayers and investment income.

July 22, 2009

As state lawmakers consider ways to raise new revenues, PBPC examines whether a 0.5% increase in the personal income tax or a 1% sales tax increase is a better option for Pennsylvania.

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