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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May 29, 2013

Pennsylvania House Republican leaders today introduced a 2013-14 budget that is $100 million less than what Governor Tom Corbett proposed in February.

May 14, 2013

House Bill 440 aims to prevent corporations from unfairly shifting profits earned in Pennsylvania to low- or no-tax states, but its approach is flawed. It would not close the Delaware loophole and even creates new tax loopholes corporations could exploit.

May 10, 2013

With Mother’s Day this Sunday, new research shows that 670,000 working moms in Pennsylvania rely on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The last thing Congress should do is weaken the improvements made to both tax credits in 2009.

April 23, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett's corporate tax cut plan is moving forward in the Pennsylvania Legislature as House Bill 440. It will come at the expense of investments that really matter in our schools and communities.

March 12, 2013

Over the past decade, Pennsylvania has enacted numerous corporate tax cuts whose costs have skyrocketed. They compete with state funding for schools, the state’s colleges and universities, early childhood education, and human services.

December 20, 2012

President Obama’s proposal to end tax breaks for high-income earners would have very little impact on taxpayers in most Pennsylvania counties, according to a new analysis by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

November 15, 2012

Income gaps widened in Pennsylvania between the late 1990s and the mid-2000s with earnings for low-income families dropping as the income of the wealthiest continued to increase, according to a new study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute.

September 26, 2012

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is still falling short in its implementation of a requirement in the state’s strict new Voter ID Law that a photo ID be made available free of charge to voters who need one to cast a ballot. 

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