Pennsylvania State Budget

Recent Issues

State Budget Solution #5: Tackle the Shadow Budget

General Fund Budget Is Just 40 Percent of State Government’s True Cost February 3, 2017, Harrisburg, Pa.—With budget season launching, most public discussion will focus on the General Fund budget, which was $31.6 billion last year. But this was just 40 percent of state government’s $78 billion cost. Hidden in the remaining 60 perce

Send a Message on Tax Hikes

Pennsylvania's state and local tax burden is the 15th highest in the nation. Our problem is not that there isn't enough tax revenue—the state's spending is out of control. Gov. Wolf's budget address in on February 7. Let your lawmakers know that taxes are high enough—it's time to cut corporate welfare, pursue real reform, and reinvent government to live within its means.