Releases

As of July 2015, the Economic and Revenue Reports have been discontinued. They are now included in the Monthly Trend Reports.

IFO Releases

Impact Fee Update and 2017 Outlook

July 20, 2017 | Research Briefs and Special Reports

This research brief examines 2016 impact fee collections and natural gas production in Pennsylvania. It also provides an outlook for 2017. 

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Pennsylvania's Fiscal and Demographic Outlook

July 14, 2017 | Presentations

Deputy Director Mark Ryan gave a presentation to the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry addressing Pennsylvania’s long-term fiscal outlook, demographics and the current revenue forecast. 

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Like-Kind Exchange Analysis

July 10, 2017 | Other Documents and Requests

The IFO responds to a request regarding the economic benefit and tax revenue impact from eliminating Pennsylvania personal income tax on like-kind exchanges.

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PLEA Wage Contract Analysis

July 05, 2017 | Other Documents and Requests

Pursuant to section 604-B(a)(8) of the Administrative Code of 1929, the Independent Fiscal Office has prepared a cost analysis of the collective bargaining agreements between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Liquor Enforcement Association (PLEA).

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June 2017

July 05, 2017 | Monthly Trends Reports

The Commonwealth collected $3.3 billion in General Fund revenues for June, an increase of $203.8 million (6.7%) compared to June 2016. Fiscal year-to-date revenues were $31.7 billion, an increase of $768.1 million (2.5%) from the prior year.

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Impact Fee Update and 2017 Outlook

July 04, 2017 | Natural Gas Reports

This research brief examines 2016 impact fee collections and natural gas production in Pennsylvania. It also provides an outlook for 2017. 

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Savings and Costs of a $12/hour Minimum Wage on DHS-administered Programs

June 30, 2017 | Research Briefs and Special Reports

In response to a legislative request, the IFO reviewed the Department of Human Services' projections for the state savings and costs that could occur if Pennsylvania's minimum wage were to be increased to $12 per hour. 

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Actuarial Impact of Act 5 - School District Pension Contributions

June 28, 2017 | Presentations

Deputy Director Mark Ryan made a presentation to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) regarding the impact of recently enacted pension legislation (Act 5 of 2017) on school district pension contributions.

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Official Revenue Estimate FY 2017-18

June 15, 2017 | Revenue Estimates

FY 2017-18 official estimate and FY 2016-17 estimate revision (June 2017).

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Budget and Economic Update

June 07, 2017 | Presentations

Director Matt Knittel provided a budget and economic update to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). 

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