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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July 21, 2009

Making more working families eligible for tax forgiveness could blunt the impact of a PIT increase and still raise revenue to prevent cuts to schools, libraries, hospitals and other public services.

July 7, 2009

PBPC sets the record straight with a Q&A on the impact of a plan to increase the state personal income tax to avoid deep cuts to education and other core services.

June 22, 2009

The largest share of severance tax revenue in most states goes to the general fund. Some states share a portion with local governments or set it aside for specific purposes, such as conservation projects or a permanent fund.

June 17, 2009

This brief examines claims that a 1% personal income tax rate increase would result in the loss of thousands of private sector jobs.

April 28, 2009

A well-structured severance tax on natural gas production will protect Pennsylvania taxpayers from shouldering the public costs that come with increased drilling, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

September 30, 2008

The turmoil in the nation's financial markets this month suggests that the economic slowdown which began late last year is likely to run deeper and last longer than previously anticipated.

June 23, 2008

The bills being considered would benefit corporations with facilities and employees in Pennsylvania, and a higher proportion of sales outside the state.

June 21, 2008

The bulk of the plan includes permanent tax changes popular with business associations but of little value for most businesses or for the economy.

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