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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August 28, 2013

The State of Working Pennsylvania is the Keystone Research Center's annual review of how working Pennsylvanians and their families are faring in today’s economy.

August 8, 2013

Using a “moderate” production scenario, the Pennsylvania impact fee brings in less revenue than a severance tax comparable to that of Texas or West Virginia.

July 11, 2013

If nutrition assistance is weakened, millions of struggling parents, their children, and other vulnerable individuals will be harmed.

June 27, 2013

The Pennsylvania Senate should take the opportunity to adopt a strong addback bill that stops corporate tax avoidance practices that are simply not tolerated in the majority of states. 

June 21, 2013

Nearly 85 percent of the cuts to public school classrooms enacted in the past two years remain intact in the state budget plan before the Legislature, according to a new PBPC analysis.

June 18, 2013

As the economic value of natural gas production increases in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale, the local impact fee created by Act 13 of 2012 is failing to keep pace. By 2019-20, a 4% natural gas severance tax could generate three times as much as the fee is estimated to bring in.

Updated: June 12, 2013

New revenue from the city and state is necessary to avoid the most harmful cuts to the Philadelphia School District and avert the long-term damage that will be done to the current cohort of public school students.

June 12, 2013

Like all states, Pennsylvania must redesign its health care infrastructure regardless of whether it expands Medicaid. There is no reason that the expansion could not take effect in January 2014 if policymakers allocate the federal dollars in the 2013-14 budget. Read a fact sheet about the expansion in Pennsylvania.

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