Category Archives: PA Budget

The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 on the State Budget

By Mark Price &  Stephen Herzenberg February 8, 2016 Raise the Wage PA (http://raisethewagepa.org/), a statewide coalition of community, labor, faith-based, and other organizations is urging the Pennsylvania General Assembly to raise the state’s minimum hourly wage above the federal level … Continue reading

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Read PBPC Analysis of Competing PA Budget Proposals

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): New analysis compares original Wolf proposal, compromise budget and House Republican budget – finds new revenue needed for all budget proposals Harrisburg, PA (February 1, 2016) – In the context of Pennsylvania’s … Continue reading

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Support a Basic Education Funding Formula and a Real Budget

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Why do we need the BEFC funding formula?  Pennsylvania has no formula for how to fairly distribute dollars to public schools across the state. The BEFC – after months of hearings, analysis, … Continue reading

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Urge Governor Wolf to Recommend Separate Appropriations for State Food Purchase and PA Agricultural Surplus Programs

Here is a letter urging Governor Wolf to recommend separate appropriations for two important Pennsylvania food programs. Scroll down to see instructions for sending the letter. Dear Governor Wolf, Please recommend separate appropriations of $21 million for the State Food … Continue reading

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How Does PA’s Partial Budget Differ from the Budget Framework Compromise?

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): A bruising and historic budget fight ended in an unsatisfactory stalemate with the governor’s signing and blue-lining of an inadequate budget passed by the General Assembly after the House and Senate walked … Continue reading

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2016 Budget Summit—March 3, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): The 2015-2016 budget remains in a state of limbo. But it’s time to start thinking about the 2016-17 budget. The Governor will propose his budget for next year in early February. The … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Urging PA Legislature to Finish the Budget

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): Our state elected officials failed to pass a final budget. Had they done so, 14,000 children could be starting pre-k today, but the leaders in Harrisburg just didn’t finish their jobs. Add your name to … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution for PA Lawmakers – Pass a Fiscally Responsible State Budget

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/december/new-years-resolution-pa-lawmakers-pass-fiscally-responsible-state-budget Dec 30, 2015 03:24 pm | Stephen Herzenberg It turns out we’re not the only ones waiting for a responsible Pennsylvania state budget that actually raises the revenue the state needs to pay its debts — and … Continue reading

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Tell the House to Pass a Budget NOW

Your state representative needs to hear from you IMMEDIATELY that the House must pass a budget that invests in Pennsylvania’s school children, and they need to do it NOW! State House leaders have indicated that they will make a determination … Continue reading

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Support Increasing the Minimum Wage to $10.10 or Higher

From Raise the Wage PA (http://raisethewagepa.org/): A minimum wage increase will generate over $30 million for the current budget year and $300 million for a full budget year. It’s a win-win situation for the state and low wage workers. Rather than … Continue reading

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