Unlearned State Budget Lessons

Charles Mitchell, newly appointed President and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation, appeared last week on PMA Perspective to discuss this year’s state budget process and the “unlearned lessons” of last year’s budget.

Charles explains how this year’s budget takes money from the poor and gives it to big corporations, and how the decision to pass a spending plan before a revenue plan led to higher taxes on Pennsylvanians. Charles also points out that no state has ever been successful in the long-term by expanding taxes on gambling and tobacco.

Watch the video below to learn more about the budget process and how we can reverse these patterns to make Pennsylvania the next success story.  

Budget Process Continues from PMA Perspective on Vimeo.