Category Archives: PA Budget

Support a Tax on Drillers in the Pennsylvania Budget

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Gov.Tom Wolf recently proposed a five percent severance tax on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania. The proposed tax enjoys the support of a majority of Pennsylvanians and is modeled after taxes levied in other natural gas producing … Continue reading

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Changing Course in Pennsylvania: Analysis of Gov. Wolf’s Proposed 2015-16 Budget—Analysis

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Posted at https://pennbpc.org/sites/pennbpc.org/files/201516%20gov%20budget%20analysis%20Mar%2025%20FINAL.pdf In his first state budget, 1 Gov. Tom Wolf proposed an ambitious $29.9 billion General Fund spending plan for 2015-16 that includes $1 billion for restoring cuts to education … Continue reading

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Gov. Wolf’s Cyber Charter Reform Plan Would Help Public School Students

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/march/gov-wolf%E2%80%99s-cyber-charter-reform-plan-would-help-public-school-students Mar 11, 2015 11:31 am | Waslala Miranda Gov. Wolf’s proposed 2015-16 state budget, unveiled last week, proposes to reform cyber charter school funding so that it reflects their actual costs, freeing up an estimated $160 million … Continue reading

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Report: Inequitable Tax Code Costs Pennsylvania up to $6.9 Billion

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): Taxing Top Incomes at the Same Rate as the Middle-Class Could Fund Critical State Priorities such as Restoring Education Cuts and Paying Down Pension Debt HARRISBURG, Pa. – As Pennsylvania confronts a nearly a $2 … Continue reading

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Environment is a Winner in Wolf’s Budget

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/march/environment-winner-wolf%E2%80%99s-budget Mar 03, 2015 04:12 pm | Jan Jarrett Environmental protection and conservation are winners in Governor Wolf’s proposed state budget. His proposal to levy a 5 percent severance tax on natural gas extraction would generate almost $1 … Continue reading

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Summary & Highlights of Gov. Wolf’s 2015-16 Budget Proposal

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Pennsylvania needs a new direction. For far too long, our commonwealth has been relying on tax cuts as its cure for all ills. It hasn’t worked. Our schools are struggling to do … Continue reading

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2015 Budget Summit—March 25, Harrisburg

Register for Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center’s 2015 Budget Summit March 25, 2015 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Hilton Hotel, Harrisburg Pennsylvania This year’s budget will be Governor Tom Wolf’s first for the State of Pennsylvania. We will taking a … Continue reading

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Governor’s Budget Good for Public Education

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed an approximately $30 billion state spending plan for fiscal 2015-16 that includes some aggressive new investments in education, for both early learners and K-12 students. Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children … Continue reading

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Investment in Higher Education for Growth & Opportunity

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): Report includes data on education levels by region & funding cuts at each state system school Pennsylvania’s reduced funding of higher education in recent years has led to steep tuition hikes at its public four-year … Continue reading

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PA Now Ranked 50th for Job Growth Since January 2011

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): Pennsylvania’s rank for percent job growth since January 2011 has fallen to last place among states, based on employment data for September 2014 released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In September, Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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