2012-13 Budget

Final 2012-13 Budget Analysis: Failing to Invest in a Stronger Pa.

The following budget analysis is by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center. You can also view other fact sheets and summaries about budget-related legislation at the center's web site.

Final Budget Takes a Step Toward Reinvesting in People and Communities, But Leaves Our Most Vulnerable Citizens Behind

Stephen Drachler and Peg Dierkers, co-chairs of the Better Choices for Pennsylvania Coalition, issued the following statement on the final 2012-13 budget:

The final budget restores some of the cuts proposed by the governor. We thank the legislators who advocated strongly on behalf of children, families and our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians. The budget also restores cuts to the state’s higher education system, which is good for the economy.

Letter to Lawmakers: Grave Concerns about Cracker Plant Tax Credit

A diverse group of organizations and Pennsylvanians sent this letter to members of the General Assembly today, raising concerns about the proposed cracker plant tax credit Beaver County.

Dear Honorable Members of the General Assembly,

Local Officials Urge Governor to Delay Business Tax Cuts, Restore Funding to Schools and Communities

A bipartisan group of local officials from across Pennsylvania urged Gov. Corbett and lawmakers to reject pressure to enact new business tax cuts and instead restore funding to schools and county human services. The group of 52 elected officials from both parties and all levels of local government sent a letter to the governor (and copied members of the Legislature) on Friday.

Download a PDF of the Letter 

June 1, 2012

A Bridge to a Better Life: Help Save General Assistance

June 1, 2012

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives plans to vote next week on the state budget. We need your help to email and call your elected officials to tell them we simply cannot afford to cut General Assistance, a proven, cost-effective program of last resort that is a bridge to self-sufficiency for victims of domestic violence, people with serious health conditions, and other vulnerable Pennsylvanians.

Senate Budget Reflects Deep Concerns about Cuts But Doesn't Restore Enough of What PA Values

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Senate Budget Overview: Plan improves upon the Governor's budget, but deep cuts to education and health remain. Read more.

May 9, 2012