Category Archives: PA Budget

PA Companies Like PPL, Heinz Paid Little or Nothing in State Income Taxes

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): As PA corporate tax collections erode, it becomes difficult to invest in schools, communities HARRISBURG, PA (March 20, 2014) — Many profitable Fortune 500 companies including Pennsylvania-based PPL, H.J. Heinz, Airgas, Allegheny … Continue reading

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PA Companies Like PPL, Heinz Paid Little or Nothing in State Income Taxes

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): As PA corporate tax collections erode, it becomes difficult to invest in schools, communities HARRISBURG, PA (March 20, 2014) — Many profitable Fortune 500 companies including Pennsylvania-based PPL, H.J. Heinz, Airgas, Allegheny … Continue reading

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Commentary: Let’s Take a Common Approach to Taxing Shale Drilling in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia

By Sharon Ward, Wendy Patton, and Ted Boettner, originally published in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Share our commentary (http://pennbpc.org/commentary-unified-tax-policy-marcellus-drilling-ohio-pa-and-wva) with friends on Facebook & Twitter Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia share a lot in common, including job markets, highways, rolling hills, watersheds … Continue reading

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Report: National Parks Bring $444 Million to Pennsylvania

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/38197-1 (03/19/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – National parks, monuments, trails and historic sites are pumping more than $444 million into Pennsylvania’s economy each year. Numbers from the National Park Service show more than 9 … Continue reading

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Looking Beyond the Kinder, Gentler Budget

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/march/looking-beyond-kinder-gentler-budget Mar 05, 2014 09:21 am | Sharon Ward With state budget hearings in the rearview mirror, I wanted to offer a few thoughts about the Governor Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 budget proposal. First of all, this, the Governor’s … Continue reading

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PA Job Growth Slows Once Again in 2013

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): PA job growth last year less than a quarter of job growth in 2010 HARRISBURG, PA (March 4, 2014) – Job growth in Pennsylvania has slowed steadily over each of the past three years with … Continue reading

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Budget Hearings Put Corbett Proposal to the Test

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/37498-1 (02/12/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – On the heels of Gov. Tom Corbett’s just-released spending plan, budget hearings are under way in Harrisburg, a process that sets the stage for how the Commonwealth spends … Continue reading

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Closing Offshore Tax Loophole Would Bring $57 Million to PA

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/37442-1 (02/07/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania lost more than $1.4 billion in corporate tax revenue to offshore tax havens in 2011, according to a new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. … Continue reading

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Unlike Other States, No Revenue Surpluses in PA

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/february/unlike-other-states-no-revenue-surpluses-pa Feb 10, 2014 10:40 am | Chris Lilienthal While most states are finally recovering from the worst recession in decades, and seeing revenue surpluses for the first time in several years, Pennsylvania has missed the boat. And … Continue reading

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Governor’s Education Budget Proposal: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

From the Education Law Center (http://www.elc-pa.org): February 6, 2014 Governor Corbett’s education budget proposal includes welcome increases for special education and early learning but ignores the need for a stable and comprehensive approach to education funding. Special Education Funding Proposal … Continue reading

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